Papers and projects are looming. It's time to get after it!
GRAB A COFFEE
Or a warm beverage of choice or a snack or some music and get into the zone. Or maybe grab some noise-cancelling headphones from the Tech Gear desk at either library.
GET YOUR BEARINGS
Find your assignment requirements and give them a read. Like really read them. What type of information do you need to complete the paper or project? Images, scholarly articles, books, web sites?
GET HELP EARLY & OFTEN
Get all sorts of help on starting papers, deciding on topics, finding sources, citing sources and more.
SET A TIMER
Set a timer for 30 minutes and gather as many sources as you can in that time. Hint: most databases allow you to save articles to Google Drive.
SET ANOTHER TIMER
Set the timer again for 30 minutes and read through all your sources while taking notes. Repeat the searching and reading cycle if necessary (and it will be necessary!).
TAKE A STRETCH BREAK
Friends, let's not get carried away and forget to stretch, take a lap around the room, or get outside for a few minutes.
MAKE IT A GROUP THING
Book a group study room for you and your friends and start writing that paper. Challenge each other to get three pages written before you can get chatty.
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SOURCES
Bibliographies can be tough, let's be honest. Plan ahead by using NoodleTools to format and save all of your citations.