I don't like to study. I really don't like to write papers and most of the time I wait until the last minute. However, this senior year has been polar opposite of my other three years here at ONU. I've actually been studying. I've written more than I ever imagined I would and I've been doing my best to get things done ahead of time. I have spent more time in the library this year than I have my other three years combined. I go to the library because if I stay in my room or apartment, there are way to many distractions. At the library, I'm stuck with nothing but my homework and some chocolate kisses I take with me (which I finished off yesterday). I know my fellow blogger, Katie Jones, can sympathize with me when I say that this year has not gone according to plan. I can usually handle whatever professors throw at me, but this semester's workload alone has been a ridiculous amount. On the positive side, I keep reminding myself that after December 14, I'm halfway done!
Okay, so why am I ranting about my difficult senior year? This weekend, I devoted the entire weekend to homework. It is not something I typically do and it's definitely something I don't really like doing. My Saturday was wide open. Not a single commitment, except the library and me. I got to the library a little after 10 a.m., took a lunch break around 3 p.m. and headed back around 4:30 p.m. I was able to accomplish a lot of work, but it still wasn't enough to scratch the surface. At 5:45, the library turned out the lights and turned them back off again. Since I've spent long hours at the library this year, I understand that this means they are closing down. I looked at the clock and was so surprised! I was expecting to be there until at least 10 p.m.! I checked the library's website to see what their hours were and low and behold it was 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I checked the law library's hours, too. The law students are on fall break so they also closed at 6 p.m. I wasn't sure where I should go. I knew I wouldn't get any work done at my apartment. So I headed to my other home, Dicke College.
As I approached Dicke, I saw one person inside. I tried to open the doors, but the doors were locked. I was so frustrated. The person came to let me in, and I was able to work there until 8:30 p.m. before I got bored and hungry. All the while, security would came in to check on us a few times. My question to the university is, "Where is a person supposed to study, uninterrupted, here on campus?" I like to study in peace and quiet, without having to move every few hours to a new location. Do you have any great studying spots that you would like to share?