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Best study spots for midterms

With midterms approaching, students are eager to get out of their dorm or apartment and find new places to study. Here are some of the best study spots in Madison to get students out of their mid semester slump and ready for midterms!

There are many factors to consider when picking the best study spots. Sometimes students want to be somewhere they can collaborate with their peers; other times they need complete silence. They also might want to get a snack or coffee while studying. These factors can determine whether students can study effectively. 

In almost every building on campus there are plenty of study spaces. There are the common spots such as College Library or Memorial Union. However, sometimes students need a change from the usual crowded spots. 

Some other alternatives include the Discovery Building on University Avenue, which has great seating and a spacious open layout. Additionally, it has a cafe inside and is generally pretty quiet. This is the perfect place to get away and study quietly all day. 

The School of Human Ecology (SOHE) is another great spot on campus with a coffee shop and plenty of tables to eat and study at. The building has unique murals and decor, making it the ideal spot to study with a friend or two. 

Coffee shops tend to be great off campus study spots and are only a short walk down State Street. Some of the best ones downtown include Fair Trade Coffee House, Ancora Cafe + Bakery and Wonderstate Coffee. These coffee shops all have a variety of food and drinks, along with a great atmosphere. They are a little bit louder than on campus study spots, which make them the perfect place to do work with a friend or get some lunch while catching up on some homework. 

Many students start to lose steam and fall behind in their classes as spring break gets closer. However, sometimes all it takes is going out and finding a new place to study to get through one more week!

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