It's the beginning of the semester, you have a pile of books and now your syllabi say that you have a matter of hours to read through each one. Where will you do that? I came across another wonderful article today, written by Michael Leddy on Lifehack.org. He writes:
Good places to work are as various as individual students. If you like quiet, find a lesser-used area of the library. The bound periodicals or the A and Z stacks (if your library uses Library of Congress Classification) might be likely places to start. If silence is deafening, look for a livelier setting. If your dorm room would be a perfect place except for the noise in the hallway, try an ambient sound from iSerenity to mask the distractions.
Read the rest of the article here.
Michael Leddy teaches college English and has published widely as a poet and critic. He blogs at Orange Crate Art.