Best Places Around Campus to Study


During your allied health training, it’s helpful to seek out good places to study where you can prepare for an exam, complete an assignment, or simply brush up on your notes. When you are searching for the best places to study in your area, it’s important to look for locations that are comfortable, quiet, and present you with minimal distractions.

The Library – There’s a reason it’s one of the first places students turn to. There is no better place than a library to access information – or to find some peace and quiet. Arizona College students should check out the City of Mesa Main Library or the Velma Teague Library in Glendale to take advantage of the serene atmosphere, along with the comfortable chairs and quiet corners to settle into and study for hours.

Coffee Shops – As long as ambient noise isn’t a distraction for you, a coffee shop is a great place to fuel up and study. Most coffee shops have Wi-Fi that you can easily access with your laptop, and the music in most coffee shops provides great background music for studying. There is a Starbucks just down the road from the Mesa campus at 1960 W Main Street, and another at 10404 N 43rd Avenue near the Glendale campus. Both are great spots to grab a coffee, plug into the free Wi-Fi, and review your notes from class.

The Park – You may not be able to access the Internet, but parks offer a great place to review hardcopy course materials and enjoy some sunshine. Check out nearby Sunset Park and Mission Park in Glendale, or Beverly Park and Fitch Park in Mesa.

Your Home – As long as you are able to limit distractions, studying at home can be a great option. Whether you need complete silence to study effectively or prefer some music to help you concentrate, you have complete control of your environment in your own home – and studying in your pajamas definitely has its perks!

If you think you might benefit from studying with a partner, contact Arizona College to learn more about our tutoring services. Both individual and group tutoring sessions are offered, and can be scheduled with your instructor.

Information in this blog post is accurate as of June 12, 2013.