Studying is a big part of student life when pursuing a college education. Students who wish to focus on their class work away from home have the opportunity to do so at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
“I get way too distracted at home so after class, I’ll go to the cafeteria and get as much homework done before going to work,” says SLCC student Jose Garcia.
The cafeteria is open to all students and has many tables and chairs to accommodate many students. However, it can become a very loud environment especially during lunch hours. For those who aren’t as easily distracted and can focus through competing noise, the cafeteria is a popular choice for students like Garcia.
“It can get pretty loud and occasionally you get people who like to shout when they talk,” says Garcia. “One time, I was studying for my final and a girl was playing every ring tone she had to a friend at full volume on the table over. I definitely won’t recommend studying here if that bothers you, it is a cafeteria after all.”
Quiet areas for the easily distracted
SLCC has also kept traditional study environments alive for students. With an emphasis on peace and quiet, rooms have been created to help students study for exams or to finish homework.
In the Markosian Library, four study rooms were added in the lower level of the library. The study rooms offer a table, chairs and outlets to charge laptops and electronic devices. It is available to all students without appointment or reservation which results in a first come basis to obtain a room.
New AAB building offers more places to study
With the addition of the new Academic and Administration Building (AAB) many spots were created for students to unwind and study. Study rooms are also accessible in the AAB building with the same concepts of availability applied from the Markosian Library rooms.
“It’s my new favorite building, there are rooms available if you can manage to get one but if not, there are places all over the building to sit and study,” says SLCC student Dan Trieu. “I even sit on the space next to the stairs at times, there are outlets and it’s wide open to lay out my textbooks. It’s not as comfortable of course but it’s cool how they utilized the space for us.”
Online access available
For students who require internet access and a computer to complete assignments on, the Markosian Library and second floor of the Student Center has open computer labs available to all registered SLCC students. All Access is available on every computer so students can type papers using Microsoft Word or use any other Microsoft Office software for their studies as well.
“My laptop died halfway through a semester once and I was panicking since half my classes were online courses. Needless to say, I was in the computer labs every day getting my work done, it saved me that semester,” says Trieu. “I still study and do a lot of my online work on those computers even though I have a new laptop.”
So, no matter the environment a student may prefer to study in, SLCC has a diversity of study spots that should fit most students’ needs.