Thursday, April 28, 2016

10 Study Hacks that Work - Finals Week help

How do you ace those finals?   Here are some good tips to help you out.

      Ace that Final!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

End of Semester is Near! Save your study space now!

Reserve a study room!

Make your life easier.  Reserve your space now for Finals Week!  Don't wait until the last minute.  Space goes fast!
  You can see what rooms are available, and what times are taken or open.  It is EASY!   Just go to the Library web page and click on the link that says "Room Reservations."    Fill out the form and you can reserve your study space.     You can also reserve the new rooms!

   Try our direct link:  http://asbury.libcal.com/booking/study 

 

Effective study tips - Make Finals Week work for you

Use these tips to help you study more effectively.  Do your very best during Finals Week.

Here is a great list of concentration strategies for students.   Check this out:

Eat Frequent Small Meals
Avoid eating a big meal before a study session. Too much food will send your body into a ‘rest’ mode. On the other hand, don’t starve yourself either. Frequent small meals are best.

Study When You’re Sharpest
Study according to your body-clock. Are you sharpest in the morning or at the evening? Schedule your most difficult materials when you are mentally at your best, and schedule the easier ones when you are mentally less efficient.

Drink Water Often
Drink plenty of water during a study session, especially when you feel sluggish. Caffeine may help you to stay awake, but it can increase your anxiety – use it in moderation.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable in Your Chair
Choose a chair that supports your back. It should be comfortable, but not too comfortable. Just like an athlete during a performance, your body should be relaxed, so that all your energy goes to where it matters – your brain.

Clear Your Desk of Everything You Don’t Need
Have everything you need on the desk. Put away what you do not need for the study session. Seeing reminders of other assessments or domestic bills may increase your anxiety and distract you.

Take Breaks Every Hour
It is important to take a break before you feel tired and lose your concentration completely. Regular breaks at least once an hour helps to sustain your concentration. If the work is not going too well and you have difficulties in concentrating, you may need a long break and go back to it later

Stretch During Your Breaks
Know and respect your concentration span which will vary from hour to hour and from day to day. When you sit for long periods, gravity draws the blood to the lower part of your body. When you take a break, take a few deep breaths and get more oxygen to your brain: try walking around and doing some light stretching for a few minutes. It will help to release tension in your body, and help your circulation.

Study at the Same Time, Same Place
Study at the same time and at the same place, devoted to study only. This helps you to associate the time and place with studying and concentrating. You will find that you get into a habit of studying as soon as you sit down.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mistakes to avoid during Finals Week

Don't do it wrong!   Plan for success instead.  See the excellent post for some good tips.

       And get plenty of sleep.  

Tips for Finals week


Monday, April 25, 2016

Studying is Stressful - Come pet a Dog

Therapy Dogs in the Library again!    Come relieve some of your stress and hang out with the dogs.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prepare yourself - Hack Finals Week

16 tips that might help you get through it all.   Be sure to get plenty of sleep.



And stay hydrated.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Late Night Study - coming soon!

Late Night Study Hours - Special hours just for you.   

Check the hours page for more specifics: http://asbury.libguides.com/hours

  • Late Night Study will be held in The Farm Boys Reading Room of the Library (bottom floor, adjacent to the computer lab)
  • Students wishing to participate need to be in the reading room by 11:50 pm. This is not designed to be a come-and-go space. The entirety of the Library will be closed, with only this space dedicated to the extended hours accessible. You are free to exit at any time but participants need to be in the Reading Room by 11:50.
  • You will need to bring your Asbury ID card to participate.
  • If you are a student living in the residence halls, please be sure to sign-out via Community Hour procedures

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Finals Week is coming - prepare now to be successful

Study wisely and smartly.  Don't panic.  Make a schedule.  Get some solid sleep.

We will be posting these and other wise tips in the next several posts to help you out.   And don't forget to ask for help if you need it!   Come to the Library, grab some coffee, and relax in a comfy chair.   Then get back to work!   :-)

Monday, April 18, 2016

End of the Semester is Near! Study well!

Study hard and do well!


Here at Kinlaw we provide lovely spaces, study rooms, computers, comfy chairs, and plenty of tables. COFFEE and SWEET SNACKS at Hiccup Too!    We also provide you guidance on finding those final resources for the end of the semester projects. Let us know if you need help.



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Come see our cool chair!

The new chair is by the Circulation Desk. 
We want feedback from all across campus.  
Please text us on our number at http://asbury.libguides.com/ask to let us know what you think.