As finals approach at the University of Michigan, students are on study overload.
According to the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement, first-year college students studied an average of 14.9 hours a week during the semester and college seniors spent an average of 15.5 hours per week studying and preparing for class.
Students usually look for different components when studying. Some like absolute silence, while others prefer the hum of ambient noise and distant chatter in the background. Some like to study alone; others want a crowd around them. Whatever the preference, AnnArbor.com is featuring eight great study spots for students hitting the books and cramming for finals.
U-M final exams and days earmarked for studying take place from Dec. 12-20.