Who saw the Nationals game Sunday? That last play alone was enough to get me through Monday! Perfect ending to the season. Jordan Zimmermann no hitter. History in the making. #nothingbutoctober #natitude
September has brought us such gorgeous weather. I love, love, love this area and the access we have to DC sports. I’m still scoping out tickets to this Fridays first playoff game. Once baseball is over(hopefully never) it’s time for Capitals! This week is commuter appreciation week and there is some pretty cool stuff for us take advantage of, like free breakfast all week in the lodge. But in particular, those 20 dollar Caps tickets are a steal! I only wish I didn’t have class on Thursday night :/. I’m sure there will be other opportunities to go this semester. Watching the Caps fight it out at the Verizon Center is just one more exciting thing to keep our minds off studying.
With exams coming up I thought it was time to find somewhere to study besides my bedroom. I was driving around and noticed there was a Starbucks near to where I live. The next day I grabbed my textbook and notebook and headed over to Starbucks to try it out. I ordered a Venti Peach Green Tea Lemonade and sat at a table outside. Good thing the table was big because I took out all my books and spread them out on the table. I also took my headphones out and put on the country hits station on Pandora.
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon and I was stuck studying all day. Luckily I still got to enjoy the weather by sitting outside while studying. After each chapter I studied I took a little break and would people watch. A lot of people are constantly walking in and out of Starbucks. Sitting outside was the perfect location to do my people watching during my study breaks.
5 hours at Starbucks flew by and I didn’t even realize I was there for so long. Although I didn’t fully finish my study guide, I made a lot of progress. More progress than I would have ever made in my bedroom. I also liked going to Starbucks because I got to enjoy one of my favorite drinks and the weather while studying.
Today, Sunday, was another beautiful day, and I had a lot of studying to still do. I went back to Starbucks to see if I could study without distractions. Starbucks had a lot more people today than it did on Friday. I was not able to find a table outside. There was a lot of people reading, doing homework, and on laptops. I guess a lot of people had the same idea as me. Luckily I found a table inside that was big enough to spread out all of my books.
Once again, 5 hours flew by and I did not realize it. It was my hunger that stopped me from studying. I have a lot ore studying to do this upcoming week, and I will be going to Starbuck to do my studying. I highly recommend going to Starbucks if you want to study and enjoy a nice drink. I highly recommend listening to your favorite music and getting either the Peach Green Tea Lemonade or a Valencia Orange.
Best of luck to anyone studying for upcoming exams!
As you all know midterms are coming up YAY!!!!!! That’s how I really feel hahahahaha. Since this is my first year, this will be my first grad school midterm and I am absolutely terrified. I just don’t want to fail. I know I won’t, but I’m always like this when a test comes up lol. What I learned from undergrad on how to study is to read before class, take notes and ask questions. After class read again to make sure I understand and study key terms. I usually take about 2 hours a day to study. I catch up more studying on weekends more so than the weekday.
Since I’m still new to the area I haven’t had time to roam around and find a place to study. I mostly just study in my aunt’s basement room, or I study in the ballston library. I have classes in the evenings so I tend to leave for the library 5 hours in advance so I can study. I want to try and find a new place where I can study. If anyone knows a place that’s helpful please let me know. I like places where there isn’t a lot going on in the background. I tried Starbucks like most people and it doesn’t work for me.
I will just continue studying and do my best!
I wish you guys luck with your midterms!
Marymount’s homecoming is this coming weekend, September 25-28. There is a multitude of events scheduled for current students and alumni to take part in. There are so many activities that it would be hard to not find something enjoyable. This is a great opportunity for grad students to meet and network with alumni. Alumni that return are normally the type that like the school, enjoy being involved, and have an interest in helping the university community; that includes current students.
The group of Marymount alumni cut across a broad spectrum of careers and experience. They can be a wonderful resource for jobs, internships, advice about school, and just meeting nice people. This will be a great chance to make new connections. Even if your don’t meet any alumni it will be a great chance to get to know other students and fill your weekend with fun things.