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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 18, 2020 at 1:54 PM by Genesis Gaule
You hear that bell ringing? It means that school has started once again, and with it comes the required textbook readings.
I do not have to tell you how many times I have looked at a syllabus and stared at the required reading list just thinking, “Why, oh why, did I take this class.” It’s probably the same, if not similar, for quite a few students out there. Then when it comes down to it and you start reading them, you just start to get tired and find no enjoyment. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some textbooks I have enjoyed reading. However, the majority of them have been very long and dry.
Don’t let this deter you from enjoying reading though. We all know that there are other books that we can read for fun. You just need to know when to read them, while still maintaining that textbook reading schedule. I have found a couple ways in which to do this.
Maintaining Fun Reading:
Reading is meant for a variety of reasons. Whether it be for educational purposes, for informative purposes, or for fun. Overload of schoolwork has been seen to cause many issues for students, and in order for these issues to not happen students need to have a way to decompress. Finding time to read something enjoyable is what I try and do, maybe it can help you as well.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 31, 2020 at 12:09 PM by Genesis Gaule
What’s the first thing one does when they visit a new library? They start walking around looking at the different shelves.
Each library usually has its own system that they use to organize their books. I have seen this done in a variety of ways, whether it was by subject material, by the author, or even just by the title of the books themselves. For me it can be both amusing at times, or just downright confusing. Our library has sometimes confused our patrons as well, but there are some easy steps to figuring out the EGF Campbell Library.
One of the first things you need to know about this library, is that the books are first separated by the subject. We have Mystery, Junior, Adult Fiction, and even Military History sections. The sections are clearly labeled on the sides of the shelves, so I’ve found that they can easily be located.
Authors are spread out around the library, so that is one thing that can mess someone up. It’s happened to myself quite a few times. One author that is spread out would be James Patterson, whose books are located anywhere from Junior to Nonfiction. In those cases where the author has written in a variety of genres, the best option would be to either go to a librarian and ask for assistance; or to simply look at the card catalog that is available to the public.
We also have our Nonfiction and Easy Nonfiction sections. These are done using the Dewey Decimal System, and many of you probably have some experience with it.
The library staff is always willing to help browse around with you as well. We all have different interests so we are able to give recommendations to many that would like to read a particular subject.
Hope you all will enjoy browsing the stacks!
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