I wrapped up my last final yesterday morning. Finals aren’t the most fun thing about college, but they are an important part of the process. The key to doing well is to start reviewing before the week of your final. If you start reviewing your notes two or three weeks before your final starts, you’ll be in a great place. You will always have two or three days with classes called “Dead Days” in which to study. Take advantage of these days. After two years at UT here are my favorite study spots:
- If you’re a business student, the Reliant Study Room is the place to be. It’s open 24/7 and has cubicles and small study rooms. Every station has a plug for your laptop as well.
- If you want to get off campus, check out Thunderbird Coffee which is just across the highway. It’s a hip place to get a cup of coffee and a good spot to work on group projects.
- If you like reading outside then it doesn’t get much better than the lawn at the LBJ Presidential Library. During the summer, the fountain is nothing short of beautiful.
- The staples for studying are, of course, the libraries. The biggest ones for undergrads, the Perry-Castaneda Library, the Life Sciences Library, and the Architecture Library are all great places to dive into a textbook.
- While I wouldn’t recommend it for finals studying, the roof of the new Student Activity Center is a great spot to get some reading done.