Top Spots to Study for Finals Besides Home

Toleen Alhussaini, Staff Writer

Finals will be here before we know it, and this school year will come to an end. Whether it’s a lack of concentration or  motivation, studying for a final exam can be difficult. Since finding an environment free of distractions can be just as tedious as studying, here are some places that might be your next best studying spot. 

 

Libraries:

 Local libraries can be the ideal study spot, whether it’s public or school. Libraries offer many different learning services, and although locations may vary, most libraries provide tutoring sessions, class services, as well as internet and electronic resources.  the quiet areas that libraries offer could also motivate students since everyone is focused on their work, making it a great environment to be around while studying. 

 

Some libraries around Reston: 

 

Reston Library: 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA 20190

 

Library of Congress: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

 

  • Open 5 days a week, Tuesday- Saturday 
  • Approximately 33 minutes from Reston
  • Anyone 16 or older can come to the library
  • Required reserve timed-entry passes up to 30 days in advance (https://loc.usedirect.com/LOC/ )
  •  Limited passes a day 
  • Huge variety of books

 

Herndon Fortnightly Library: 768 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170

 

Cafes:

 

A nearby cafe could be a really good study spot for anyone who studies  better with their favorite drink/snack available. Usually, it’s a common study spot depending on the cafe. Most cafes are quiet and calming.The busy areas enhance concentration, allowing you to learn more effectively. , one scientific study even found that 200 milligrams of caffeine (roughly the amount in a large coffee shop at any coffee shop) increases problem-solving skills and memory, according to Parlay cafe.

 

 

Some Cafes around Reston:

 

Starbucks: 12130 Sunset Hills Rd Unit 102, Reston, VA 20190

  • Open 7 days a week 
  • Working environment 
  • Multiple options of bakery items/ drinks 
  • First come, first serve on seating 

 

Château de Chantilly: 13974 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Approximately 17 minutes from Reston
  • Multiple options of bakery items/ drinks  
  • Variety of seating options
  • First come, first serve on seating 

 

Foundation Coffee Roasters: 9650 Main St #46, Fairfax, VA 22031

  • Open 7 days a week 
  • Approximately 25 minutes from Reston
  • Multiple options of bakery items/ drinks  
  • Variety of seating options
  • First come, first serve on seating