Why I Spend 99% Of My Time In The Library
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Why I Spend 99% Of My Time In The Library

Honestly, it's my second home at this point.

Why I Spend 99% Of My Time In The Library

I spend most of my time doing work at school, as the typical college student can relate. Instead of just working from bed (which would be completely ideal, however, would end up with me taking intermittent naps every ten minutes), or the study lounge (which is fun, but is usually too social for studying for two early-morning midterms on a Monday), the library is the way to go and the place to be.

Not just for the studious part for our ~intellectual sides~, but for everything else that comes from spending time in the most populated spot on campus each day of the week (yes, even Fridays. #toptwentyone)

There are a bunch of interesting sights I've laid my eyes upon in the past three semesters of being at college, specifically to Woodruff Library here at Emory. While this isn't the /prime/ study spot for my taste (usually it's Theology or the Chemistry building in those singular cubby-holes that are sound proof and wonderful for every assignment to ever be completed ever), I usually spend the most time in Woody with friends. Usually productive, but sometimes just to people-watch and observe what goes on on the first floor between the hours of 11am-5pm and 9pm-midnight. It's quite interesting.

Here are the top six sites you would expect to find in the library as a casual student who spends way too much time observing their surroundings as opposed to the three midterms coming up next week (a bit of a stretch, but you get my point):

1. That one guy who blasts his music way too loud out of his earphones

Okay, we get it, you jam out to EDM at 3pm to get yourself through your philosophy paper due tomorrow afternoon. Turn it down a bit, and stop bopping your head to the beat every four seconds. Although distracting, you'll definitely spot one of those on the noisy floor.

2. The Facebook Scrollers

*has three tabs open on safari* *is Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram* OK, so you're not doing homework today, but the library is the perfect spot to do nothingness. Honestly, we've all been there. But maybe this isn't the place to upload all your pictures from the weekend.

3. The booth where you find people taking naps

Seriously, just go home at this point. Lying down on the couches is never sanitary, and never comfortable. Waking up with a neck-ache after a twenty minute break between studying for Orgo and Bio is super inefficient. At this point, you're better off sleeping on the floor.

4. Those people scribbling frantically all over the whiteboards at 2am

Yeah, your DSci notes from four days ago are still noticeable.

5. The common Peets-goers

A study break means a casual walk through Peets to maybe buy that granola bar or those chocolate covered pretzels for $5 because everything in that damn coffee place is overpriced but it's FINE. #treatyoself

You'll find that on me (and yourself) at some point over the semester. It's bound to work out for you at least once (or twice, or three times, or hopefully more).

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