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Welcome to The Study Lounge. And keep your voice down! People are reading!

Just kidding. You can make all the noise you want. For all we care, you can rewrite the lyrics to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” using world capitals and sing it in the mirror as a mnemonic device. You do you. We won’t judge. We’re just here to help.

The Study Lounge is The Quad’s official headquarters for exam preparation, essay-writing, and generally grooming yourself for academic excellence. We’ve got learning strategies, study starters, testing tips, and mega-playlists, basically everything you need, whether you’re starting a research project or you’re waist-deep in exam season. From advice on improving your study habits to bite-sized glimpses of big topics, we’re here to simplify the process.

And contrary to an actual, physical study lounge, you aren’t surrounded by a bunch of yutzes jabbering on cellphones about stuff that, in your opinion, is way too personal to discuss in public. On the other hand, if you’re an online student and you’ve come here for the feeling of a real life campus lounge, just haul your laptop over to a local coffee shop … maybe just leave your Sir Mix-A-Lot performance at home.

  Study Starters

Our Study Starters give you the key facts and get you on your way. Time is tight. Use these resources to brush up for your exams, find direction on an essay topic, or prepare for Quizzo Night. If you’re looking to get deep, join a book club. If you’re looking to get the facts and get on with it, you’ve come to the right place.

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  Homework Help

Get practical advice on how to structure a college essay. Add some new techniques to your study routine. Learn how to truly get the most out of the online research process. And while you’re at it, feel free to ask us for advice in the comments sections. We’re around. (Frankly, we spend way too much time in front of the computer.)

  Study Tunes

Give your gray matter a treat for all the hard work it does. These Spotify playlists are designed using empirically tested principles of neuroscience to give you the most cerebral listening experience possible. Well, not really, but they are killer study mixes. Whether you like rock, jazz, hip hop, blues, country, folk, classical, international, ambient, electronic, funk, soul, fusion, or polka, we’ve got something here to satisfy. If you’re looking for Nickelback, move it right along. Otherwise, remember what the dormouse said: "Feed your head."

And follow us on Spotify to see our constantly growing collection of mixes!

  The Savvy Student’s Guide to Study Skills

As part of our series of Savvy Student’s Guides, we looked specifically at making the most of study time. Each chapter offers a more detailed look at the strategies, techniques and even the bigger lifestyle decisions that you can make in order to become the Savvy Student you always dreamed you could be:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking
  4. Listening
  5. Debating Ideas
  6. Working in Groups
  7. Memory
  8. Learning
  9. Creativity
  10. Personal Well Being
  11. Self-Discipline
  12. Time Management

The Study Lounge is always adding new resources — more Study Starters, more learning tips, more music. Hey, maybe we’ll even put in a few pool tables and a Keurig next semester. In the meantime, bookmark us so you can keep our references at your fingertips, stay up to date on new additions, and tell us if there are any topics you’d like to see us cover.

And of course, good luck on all your essays, exams, and — really — just at life in general.

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