Entries from October 2011

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Literature Goes Digital

What if you re-wrote great literature condensing the action into chapters of up to 140 characters? Oh wait, that’s a tweet, right? Hence, the fusion of tweets and literature into Twitterature, the creation of University of Chicago dorm mates, Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin. Aciman and Rensin have taken 83 classic and not-so-classic works and [...]

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Don’t panic! Study skill solutions

Now that we are 8 [or so] weeks into the semester could your study skills use some fine-tuning? If you are feeling that there must be a better way to manage the reading, the writing, and the studying required by your classes…help is just a click away. How to Study.org has tons of links to [...]

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Find a new favorite! Top 100 SF & Fantasy FLOWCHART

Last June National Public Radio asked its listeners to nominate their favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy books. You can read the list for yourself—there are 100 titles. But how to choose what to read if your science fiction tastes are very specific? Perhaps you like only books with pictures or zombies or time travel. Help [...]

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington

Alice Bliss Growing up is tough. Your dad getting deployed to Iraq can make it even tougher. Alice Bliss, her sister and mother must adjust to life without their father, Matt, when his Army reserve unit gets called up. Letters take a long time to arrive and telephone calls are much too short. Alice must [...]

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Research it RIGHT! Tips for students

Preparing for a research paper this semester? Here are some tips on preparing, researching, and citing for your work. Prepare for research! Give yourself time to gather information before trying to write (don’t count on the resources being available a day or two before due dates…)! Plan ahead- schedule time to sit somewhere quiet (the [...]

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Library Renovations @ Chester

Renovations of the Chester Campus Library are moving forward. Check out the photos of the demolition…before the building begins. New library…fall 2012!