I want to take the time to tell you readers about the act of studying. Now, I can guarantee that every single K student is a very avid studier. The library is populated all day and night. It’s 8:15 PM, and I have been in the library since noon. This is with the exception of a trip to dinner with my best friend at 5 PM and a quick stop down to Biggby’s Coffee for a Student Commission meeting at 6 PM
So with the exception of two hours for a “break,” I have had no time to stop studying. This is not to say the workload is too much, but that the library becomes a social hub for students as much as a workspace.
Here’s how I like to decipher the different study habits of K students:
The Loud Ones: people are either loud or noisy studiers. Their location is either Biggby’s Coffee where the music blares, the first floor of the library, the common area of a dorm, or with a friend.
Quieteers: These are your quiet ones. They like to sit in the Reading Room with their laptops muted. For some, if you drop a pin or a pencil on the floor, you will anger the gods.
And then there is me. I’m that versatile person who can study anywhere, but I like it quiet. I am a fan of the Reading Room but I tend to turn my music up (with headphones, of course) while sitting there.
If I say, “Hi, my name is Mara and I’m a study-holic,” you could talk to a lot of other K students and hear the same thing.