We’re into the second week of February, and for those of you in school, that means a lot of research is coming your way(When school isn’t called for a snow day, of course.).Mid-Continent Public Library would love to help you with your work, even if you can’t make it to a branch.Have you tried our research databases?They offer
Resources for Small Business Owners: Demographics Now
I have always found the Research Databases to be not only informative, but also entertaining. When I was asked to host a program in November that would showcase our business databases, I was very enthusiastic. Many people are unaware of the valuable information contained in these databases that is available free of charge. The only requirement is to have a valid Mid-Continent Public library card.
You might not be ready to think about it, but the summer is almost over. It will be time to go back to school soon. What better way to get prepared than to attend a free demonstration at the North Oak Branch?
Many of us will admit to being procrastinators. We put off doing an assignment or project until the last minute, and then finally, we put the effort in and wrap it up in a flurry of activity. It’s estimated that 80-95% of college students procrastinate, and 75% of them actually consider themselves procrastinators. They devote weeks to gathering information but are unable to finish their paper because they didn’t leave enough time for actually writing the paper. "Student Syndrome" is the term
Academic writing is completely different from any other kind of writing; it requires a type of thinking that has to be learned and developed over time. The first step in writing an effective research paper is choosing a topic. For me, coming up with the idea of what to write about always happens one of two ways; it either begins with a vague thought that develops into a general idea the day before the proposal is due, or it strikes all at once in a moment of manic epiphany complete with excruciating detail demanding to be composed immediately.