Crunch. Ring. Laugh. Whisper. Gasp. “No it’s fine I can talk now”. Crumple paper.
You’ve probably heard some of these sounds while you sat quietly at the next cubicle trying to study. To some it is not a bother but to the rest it’s an annoyance and a distraction. Here are some things you should keep in mind if you go to a place for studying.
Choose your study habitat wisely. Starbucks isn’t always appropriate. The forum in CE constantly has a flow of students. Not even home is quiet enough. Try instead a library with a quiet study room, GMU 3rd level at the Johnson Center, or if your school will allow, an empty classroom.
It is common courtesy to offer up silence when studying occurs in an adult learning facility. Checking Facebook, sharing viral videos on YouTube, and gossiping are not appreciated by fellow classmates especially in areas designated for quiet study.
Everyone has been guilty of causing distraction but it all boils down to the basic lesson: Treat others how you would want to be treated.