We asked some students at WPI to tell us about their experiences at the library. These answers will be unveiled in a series we call “Chat #GordonLibrary.” Feel free to add your own answers to the question in the comment section below!
Question: Where is your favorite place to study?
“My favorite place to work and study in the library is along the back row of tables on the ground floor. The ground floor usually has fewer people than the others at any given time, and is quieter because of that. The area’s design is simple and doesn’t have many distractions to take away from working, aside from the row of windows which keep it bright during the day. There are also chalkboards and whiteboards to work on for assignments that have a lot of scratch work.
Sitting at a table along the back row with my cellphone off, music playing through my iPod, and my laptop disconnected from the internet, I can get work done in a pinch. It’s my place to go when I have a paper due in a few hours and no work done on it yet. It’s also a good fallback if I have a group project to work on but there are no tech suites left, like during finals week.
Every humanities class I’ve taken has included at least one day spent on the ground floor, ignoring the rest of the world to get something written. It’s the best place in the building to go when things need to get done in a crunch, no exceptions.”