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The new school year is quickly approaching, and I am so excited for all the incoming freshman who are heading off to college this August.
Before August gets here, though, I wanted to touch on one of my favorite companies ever, Erin Condren! I love their products, and I think all incoming students should own products from the brand. Today on the blog, I am going to walk you through a few of the top Erin Condren products every incoming college student needs!
Let’s face it; we have all studied last minute before.
It sucks when the clock is running down, but you still have a ton of pages to read, study, and digest.
Today’s article will help you study when you are short on time so you can get focused, get to work, and stop yourself from crying over your textbooks.
Related Reading: How To Study When You Feel Unmotivated; What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed In College (Guest Post On Chase The Write Dream)
Vetting your academic sources is essential. Your academic research depends on you picking sound articles and books to critique and draw upon. If you choose the wrong sources, you run the risk of your entire article being distrusted and thrown out. Using structurally sound articles is even more critical when you are writing for an audience that’s wider than your classroom like at a conference or in a small journal. You want to make sure that your research reflects the time and energy you spent writing your paper.
Today we are going to look at seven things you can look at when you are vetting your academic sources.
As a note: Use your best judgment. Whenever I looked for sources in college and graduate school, I never had to look super hard. Some of these you should look at by default, but you may not have to go so deep. If something doesn’t seem quite right, go through more of these steps until you are satisfied that you are using a good source.
I have talked at length on this blog about the act of skimming. When I was in graduate school I began to realize that I needed to get much better at reading because I thought that I was the only one who couldn’t read fast enough. What I soon realized was that my classmates weren’t reading either, they were skimming. When I realized this I had to get better at it and then I felt the need to share that with y’all in my posts Reading With Purpose: Article Skimming 101 and How To Effectively Skim An Academic Book.
This week I wanted to focus on fiction and even nonfiction regular books. These books are way different to skim than an academic book so I wanted to cover that today.