Saturday, September 18, 2010

After these messages...

...we'll be right back!

Yup.  The avalanche/onslaught has begun.

Tip o' the 'berg.  Tip.  O'. The. 'Berg.


  1. Ok, I have to tell you this story about reading. My advisor at Seminary opened all his classes with advice on reading. It went something like this, "I was a new student in graduate school, underwater in reading, and lamenting my fate when a professor said to me... 'You know you don't have to read EVERY page.'" He then went on to explain to us that in grad school professors have egos a mile wide and tend to forget you're taking other classes... so, it's not uncommon to have 1000 pages or more assigned a week. He suggested that we not bother reading all of it, but isolating the important stuff and working our way out. Read everything highlighted in bolds. Read the first page, the last page, the beginning and end of each topic. Read deeper only as necessary!

    We all blanched. Was he being serious? He was! It saved my life in grad school where I was juggling school full time, a part time job, a marriage and a kid! His advice worked for everything but my Church HIstory courses. Apparently, Historians expect you to know the minutia.

  2. Holy crap!! I love books, even books for school.

    It must have cost you a fortune!

  3. yay! I miss having to buy books...your pile looks like so much fun. Enjoy the Hunger Games!

  4. Yowzers. That is a big stack for the tip o' the berg. I think Wende's advice above is good...... but it's been so long since I've been in grad school.......I can't really remember. Hang in there!

  5. that image makes me feel really happy and relaxed. tip of the berg!


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