Our previous article is a complete guide to navigating the library during finals (pay special attention to the first two) but with the recent renovation, I have a few more tips to add.
Readers, that time of year has rolled around once more and the mania has set in. Fourth years chain-smoke and stalk the short loan shelves with a vague look of panic in their eyes. It’s no coincidence that the most articles being read right now revolve around the library, and that the chat consists of discussing who has the supposed ‘killer bug’ going round the first floor and who is suffering from the dreaded ‘burn out’.
You can’t listen to Rihanna without wanting to belt out the lyrics at the top of your lungs. You can’t listen to Mumford & Sons, or the Kings of Leon, or even the Pocahontas soundtrack without drifting off into a daydream. My rule is as simple as this: music with words will distract you. Want to know why you have only written 200 words in the past four hours? You’ve been singing along to Colours of the Wind, that’s why.