• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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Top 5 On-Campus Study Spots

It can be difficult to find a place that is quiet and distraction-free when you’re studying for those big exams and quizzes in the closing weeks of the semester.  Sometimes sitting in your room and “shutting yourself off” from the rest of the world isn’t quite so productive or even effective, either.  It can make you stir crazy or just plain bored.  So what do you do?  Follow my list of possible study areas and when you need a change of atmosphere to try out when studying or doing work, go to the spot.  Here are some of my favorites on campus:

1. New Science Building Addition: This space is awesome…and if you haven’t seen it yet, GO!  There are private conference rooms for study groups and working, raised tables, and a whole room of small tables like that in Storm’s Den for you to work at. 

2. Library: Yes, yes.  We all know the library is one of the quietest and most private places to study on campus.  While it is rather expected, it remains one of the most effective places to work (ask any graduate…they will tell you they have studied here!).   Sometimes the old standards are the only ones that stand the test of time.

3. President’s Hall: Ever heard of it?  Many students at Scholastica haven’t.  This space is one of the most underused study areas on campus…largely because it is in a space that is not obvious or traveled through by many.  Know of that walkway on first floor that can be found between the business office and financial aid.  Try walking it one day and you will find a quiet space with tables and chairs for scholars.  Quite cool, really.

4. Laundry: This used to be where I did a lot of my studying when I lived in the dorms and apartments my first couple of years.  I threw in a load or two of laundry, planted myself at the tables and chairs right beside the machines, and got to work.  It’s quiet (can’t really hear much over the hum of the machines) and pretty private.  Distractions are at a minimum.

5. Burns: Burns Wellness is a great place to study and work, too, besides just serving as your workout facility.  There are comfortable couches, tables, and chairs in both the front entryway and on the lower floor for students to use.  Plus, this building is oftentimes more quiet during the day and weekends (since it is primarily for recreation and for students majoring in exercise-related areas).  It’s underutilized, but show be used more often!

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