~by English Department Communications Intern Ashley Alfirevic

In the CSU English Department’s first of many upcoming listicles, we’re spotlighting some of the best places at CSU to read, write, and study. This week, I took to our Twitter and Instagram pages to share some of my favorite #secretstudyspots around campus.  Maybe you knew about some of these locales, or maybe you didn’t, but there are special tips and tricks to each one.

1. The basement of the LSC. This is the perfect place to camp out and write when you’re looking for something a little more relaxed. You can rent out laptops Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You also have access to crepe and smoothie shops right next door when you need that mid-paper sugar boost. And for those of you who are over twenty-one, there’s a cold brew waiting at the Ramskeller once you’ve finally finished.

2. The Collaboratory in the Morgan Library. I didn’t know there was a specific name for this haven, but CSU Morgan Library tweeted us back with the info! The two hardest things about finding a spot in the Library are finding a snug chair and scouring a suitable amount of outlets for your phone and your laptop. The back of the third floor has the best of both worlds. Some people come here to catch a nap, so be careful not to give into peer pressure when you’ve got something important to work on.

3. The Diane Warren Kindness Lounge in the LSC. It’s not exactly super secret, but you’ve got to love this fireside spot. You get beautiful views of the foothills with piano music drifting up from the LSC Theater when your usual Pandora station just won’t cut it. Plus, there’s a new coffee shop a few steps away that serves Starbucks. I’ve got a long list of Starbucks lovers, and they’re all sitting in the lounge.

4. The Eddy Computer Lab. Okay, so we all know about this one, but we forget that we can use it for more than printing off papers five minutes before class starts. It’s a quiet zone that’s perfect for when you really need to get ish done. There’s also a plethora of English majors and fellow classmates to provide mutual encouragement when you’ve all got a big assignment coming up.

Okay, you probably know about this #secretstudyspot, but remember: it’s for way more than printing!

A photo posted by CSU English Department (@csu_english) on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:16am PDT

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