How to Read a Book (With Apologies to Mortimer Adler) Susan Wise BauerDo not reproduce without permission. Please give appropriate credit for quotes and ideas. All civilization comes through literature now, especially in our country. A Greek got his civilization by talking and looking, and in some measure a Parisian may still do it. But we, who live remote from history and monuments, we must read or we must barbarise. If you are fortunate, you encounter a particular teacher who can help, yet finally you are alone, going on without further mediation. GRAMMAR-STAGE READING. 1. 2. For a novel: Keep a list of characters as you read Briefly note the main event in each chapter For a history: List the major events of the history Look for a stated pupose. 3. For a novel: Make initial notes on passages that seize your imagination. For a history: Mark central dates and people. 4. For a novel: Who is the central character? For a history: Who is this story about? LOGIC-STAGE READING. 1. 2. 3. Go back to Workshop Handouts
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Experts rethink good study habits Ask someone for tips on proper study skills, and you’re likely going to get an answer that ranges from “study in a quiet, sealed room” to “drink a sip of water each time you need to remember a fact.” But from folksy suggestions to ideas based in actual science, study skills are just about how well you train your brain to absorb information. The New York Times reports that scientists have determined a few simple techniques that can enable a student to absorb more information. Many of these new findings contradict commonly-accepted study habits. Retaining information is all in how the brain operates. Nate Kornell is a psychologist atWilliams Collegewho has studied how the brain absorbs information. Finally, if a person crams for a test, he or she is much more likely to completely forget the information over the long term. For further reading: Forget what you know about good study habits
50 Tips for College Students I did the "extended tour" of college. From about 1991-2002. I did get 4 degrees, so at least I have an excuse. :) I've also been an adjunct professor, so I've also been at the other side of the classroom. 1) The Freshman Fifteen does exist. 2) Pizza - the ubiquitous college snack. 3) If it's either take out a loan or quit school, take out a loan. 4) If you can live harmoniously with someone in a 20×20 ft. space, you can do anything. 5) Flip-flops: Wear them in the dorm shower. 6) Always attend the *real* class, and use the Internet one for review. 7) If you are not a morning person, don't schedule classes for 7am. 8) Get involved on campus. 9) Too much socializing = bad grades. 10) If you are feeling overwhelmed, are having problems sleeping, or have gone through a breakup, visit your college's counseling center. 11) There are a lot of free activities on campus. 12) Many colleges have free tutoring centers on campus. 13) Sit near the front of class. 14) Attend the whole class. 47) Sleep.
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