Perfect Places to Prepare for Midterms


Sarah Kate Padon

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the fall semester comes to a close, many high school students escape distractions found at home and cram for midterms at their favorite study spots. Some students prefer studying at home or at school where they can force themselves to focus, while others depend on the working environment of coffee shops and libraries to get their work done. The Kinkaid favorite is, of course, Starbucks, which is helpful when students need an extra cup of coffee to get them through their studying.

“I like Starbucks because there is coffee, and the white noise helps me study,” Nicholas Límon (10) said.

Grace Manes (11) also enjoys Starbucks because of its productive environment. “Other people working forces me to be productive,” she said.

However, many students prefer the quiet atmosphere of a bookstore, a park, or even the deserted hallways here at Kinkaid, where they can focus on their work without their normal distractions. Ryan Vu (12) enjoys sprawling out on the second floor of the Student Life Building. Vu said, “I get less distracted because most of my friends are in the library,” Vu said.

Other students like to work at grocery store cafes––yet another place where they can get a good caffeine boost.

“I love studying at Whole Foods because there are booths and coffee,” Emma Gilliam (10) said.

Here are the best study spots near Kinkaid where students can study for their upcoming midterms.