Recently, the Battalion here at TAMU listed its top ten list of study spots (here's the link).  While some of them have their own advantages many of them are crowded locations so I've decided to put my own list out (at the risk of my favorite quiet spots becoming less quite).   Here are my choices in no particular order.

  • Libraries, these are suggested in the Batt. article and who can argue since libraries are classic study locations.  The downfall of using campus libraries is that so many other people do.  If you want peace and quiet you may want to get a study room or go elsewhere.
  • Coffeeshops, the Batt. suggests these as well but I would recommend going further away from campus.  The Starbucks near HEB and Hastings in the Tejas Center in Bryan is small but quiet.
  • 24-hr Diners, by this I mean IHOP, Kettle, and Denny's.  These have been some of my favorites for long night study sessions.  Its even better when they have bottomless shrimp or similar meals you can munch on for a long time.  Make sure you patronize and tip them well when you do use them. 
  • Fast Food Joints.  Many fast food joints have free wifi these days which can be nice for studying.  Some of my favorites are Chic-fil-a (near Walmart in Bryan), Burger King (near Blinn, although their internet is not always reliable), and Fuddruckers (next to Sweet Eugene's, they usually have less traffic on their wifi and they have beefier food).
  • Outside.  This is a great place to study (if its not windy...or rainy...or dark).  You can stuff knowledge into your brain and vitamin D into your skin.  The vitamin D will help with your energy and health to help you keep up with your rigorous schedule.
The biggest key is to find an environment that helps you to study.  One of the biggest things is to not be distracted, this is why I like going to places with less people.  If you find yourself bumping into a lot of people you know when you are trying to study you may want to find a new study spot.  For what its worth their are my suggestions, I hope they help.