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I'm not sure about an open office. I could study fine in my dorm room, which didn't have a computer or anything like that but in an office I'd have to deal with other people. Important at work but it wouldn't help me get my Chemistry book read. U tended to like studying on my bed while swishing my legs around. Lying on the floor swishing your legs wouldn't be acceptable in an office. That's not to say I wouldn't have benefited from more collaborative projects, but I need time alone to. However, I agree about lectures being mostly useless. I often drew during lectures to stay awake.