Friday, December 2, 2016

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.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 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, November 28, 2016

How to Study - Tips for College Students

Here are a few good ideas from Rasmussen College.
This information was gathered from studies regarding what is most effective.  The proper techniques you use to study will help you get those good grades and do well on the final.


Wednesday, November 23, 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!   :-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Late Night Study hours - 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.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Relieve your stress - Come pet a dog!

Need a break from studying?   
Feeling stressed out by the end of the semester?



Thursday, November 10, 2016

The End of the Semester is near! Reserve 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.  We have 13 rooms, but space goes fast! 
  Do you want to 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."  

Save your space, fill out the form.   If they are all taken, alternative spaces are listed below...
 




  •     KL 141 – conference table, no whiteboard 
  •     KL 152 – lots of seating, whiteboard
  •     KL 151 – lots of seating, mobile furniture, whiteboard
  •     King Curriculum Lab – tables, no whiteboard
  •     Farm Boys Room – modular seating, loud conversation, mobile whiteboards
  •     Chapel - individual seating, no whiteboard, quiet space
  •     Library Conference Room – whiteboard, conference table
  •     Media Center – individual seating, no whiteboard
  •     Faculty Research rooms – small group only
 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

End of the semester is near! Prepare now

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.



Monday, October 31, 2016

Don't be frightened! Librarians are not scary

Ask us!   We can help.   Even from far away.
Maybe you are worried that your question is too weird or or that you might sound "dumb."  Fear not!  Librarians like the weird and goofy.  No question is beyond our reach. 

Sometimes you may not know where to start.  We can help you find the right words to put in that database search box.  And we can get all those materials right into your hand - even if we don't immediately have a copy.

How can you reach us??

Monday, October 17, 2016

An Ode to Autumn - Event in the Library


Inspired by this beautiful season?   Come join the Asbury Review and Kinlaw Library Tuesday October 25th at 7 PM for “An Ode to Autumn.”  An event with delicious autumn baked goods and poetry.  



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Papers due? Puzzled for some good sources?

We are here to help!   We have pulled some quality sources from the shelves and put them on display.  Right next to the New Book Shelf.   For these following areas:  Psychology, Literature, Social Work, Missions.   

 
   See something there that is helpful?  Grab it and check it out.  Let us know if we can help you find more.



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New books in the Library - more to come!

Want to see more?   Click on the image below to see the current list.   Come by the Library to see them in physical format.   They are on the New Book shelf for a short time!


Friday, September 9, 2016

Writing Center - Drop in times on Mondays

Need some help with your papers?   Do the words just not flow well for you?  Sit down with a peer tutor and go over your words to improve your style.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pokemon at the Library? Play and Get free coffee!

September 6 - 30    Come catch them in the Library!   Find 10 and get a free cup of coffee!   Post your favorite catches in the comments.   See below for more information.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

What are the 5 best things about Kinlaw Library?

What are the top 5 things we think are cool?

1.  New study desks and seating spaces



















2.  Coffee and MORE SNACKS



















3.  DVDs you can check out




4.  Scan anything for free

 Send it to your email!



5.  Charge your devices while you study



Tell us what you think are the top 5!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Batteries running low? Need to charge your devices?

Come to our Charging Station!


All devices - no problem.   Let your device charge while you get some serious studying done.  :-)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Scan items for free - send to your email



This might sound complicated, but really it is not.   Our copiers are basically big scanners.   And they are connected.   So, scan what ever you would like and send everything directly to your email.   There are directions on how to do this in the copier room.

Ask at the Circulation Desk if you have questions.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We have DVDs to check out






Maybe you would like to have a movie night with some friends.   Did you know that we have movies and fun DVDs?     Come see our new display near the Circulation Desk.   

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

We have Coffee - And SO MUCH MORE


Did you know that we have over 6 varieties of coffee, 8 varieties of tea, two kinds of hot chocolate, and hot cider too??   For your coffee, we have syrups and creams and other add-ins.  We also have these main snacks:

  • muffins
  • pop tarts
  • rice krispies treats
  • fruit snacks
  • biscotti
  • apples
  • cheese crackers
  • chips
  • soup
  • mac & cheese
And we are getting MORE!   Let us know what kinds of snacks and treats you would like to see.

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Seating and Spaces in the Library

Come see what happened this summer.  We think you will like it.   Sit, relax, enjoy!






Saturday, August 13, 2016

Welcome back! Welcome new students!


We hope that this year is a good year for everyone!

Think deeply and work hard. Take in lots of content.  Produce great things.

The Kinlaw Library is a place where you can think and ponder in our quiet spaces.  Find knowledge from the ages.  We can help you find what you are looking for.  Please ask us if you need anything.

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.