Midterm study spots: Students share favorites

Carmen Dillman, Lamp writer

With Midterms quickly approaching, many LLCC students are on the look out for good places to study.

The Lamp conducted a survey to see what are some of the best locations to prepare students for their midterms. When off campus, simply studying at home is what many students prefer. Although while on campus, the A.Lincoln Commons and the library offer students a quiet place to study.

Paige High, a Sophomore at LLCC studying elementary education,  recommended Starbucks as a good off-campus study site, but on when campus, she likes the Commons.

Vincent Madonia, an LLCC freshman, also recommends the Commons on campus as a great study area.

However, when is the best time to utilize these spots?

LLCC freshman, Brennan Crowder prefers to study alone during the day, and high school senior Audrey Pacheco, who is taking night classes at LLCC, said he also likes to study alone. Only for Pacheco, night is better than day.

Yet what would an LLCC Alumni recommend?

Meredith Howard, an LLCC alum, said she liked to study outside before the weather got too cold, but switched to the library in the winter. Now studying journalism at Baylor University, Howard said Wm. Vans was one of her favorite study spots when in Springfield.

Although these are all personal preferences, here is a list of good places to study for your Midterms in town:

  1. Barnes & Noble, 3111 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704
    • Open: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
  2. Starbucks, 2003 W Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62704
    • Open: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Sunday
  3. Wm. Vans, 503 S 7th St, Springfield, IL 62703
    • Open: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Sunday
  4. Caribou, 1025 Outer Park Dr, Springfield, IL 62704
    • Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Sunday
  5. Harvest Market, 3000 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704
    • Open: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday
  6. Bunn Gourmet, 2941 Plaza Dr, Springfield, IL 62704
    • Open: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday
  7. Custom Cup, 319 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701
    • Open: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
  8. Panera, 3101 W White Oaks Dr, Springfield, IL 62704
    • Open: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday