Tech-free zone offers quiet space for mid-term cramming Commerce students

Posted on October 31, 2012

Oct. 24 – Kingston. For students cramming for mid-terms, a quiet place to study can be hard to find. While break out rooms and common areas abound, noise levels can be distracting, with classmates tapping on laptop keyboards, using cellphones, and checking out videos (educational ones, no doubt) on their tablets.

The solution for those seeking some peace and quiet is a study hall where all digital technologies are forbidden. Students can review their notes in peace and quiet without distractions in a classroom commandeered for the purpose (healthy snacks to aid in concentration are a bonus). Word is getting around as more students are signing up to take advantage of the opportunity to cram, old school.