Okay. So you kind of blew it this semester. You started out with the best intentions -- this was going to be the year that you got straight A’s, this year you would try out for the team and make it, this year you would get some volunteer hours under your belt… but hey, life happens. Maybe you became a total gLeek and couldn’t peel your eyes off the tube. Maybe ‘Black Ops’ snuck into your life faster than it did over enemy lines. Maybe you are the school champion at Tap Tap Revenge and had to maintain your title at any cost. Whatever the reason, you found your drive to do better this year sink faster than Justin Bieber’s vocal range.
But it’s okay. DON’T PANIC. The Calgary Public Library is here with a ton of excellent resources that will get you motivated and help you out in the second half of this school year.
We’ve got loads of books packed with Study Tips and Steps to Success. Check out titles like:
Study Smarter, Not Harder
Study Skills: Do I really need this stuff?
Hacker Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper and Better
(this one is from the E-Library)
Or type “Study Skills” into the Online Catalogue Search and see what comes up! Rather not add another book to your already huge workload? We also have DVDs like:
Studying and Test-Taking
Researching, Reading and Writing and
Active Listening and Note-Taking
Only one subject got you down? Try doing a search in the Online Catalogue for the course you’re struggling with:
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing your Mind or Breaking a NailNo Fear Shakespeare: A Companion
Don’t forget, the Library carries the most recent copies of “The Key” in all Provincial and Diploma subjects, FREE with your library card! Put a hold on yours now, they rarely make it back onto the shelves.
If you haven’t checked out the E-Library yet, that explains A LOT about why you’ve fallen behind in your homework! It’s easy to use and gets you results fast – the kind of results that are guaranteed to have true, recent and useful information, unlike some sources I could name (yeah, I’m looking at you Wiki…)
And as always, there is a helpful librarian waiting on the other side of “Info Chat” to help you with your homework questions any time the library is open. Click on that uber-happy smiley face on the main page, or the grey “Homework Helper Online” button higher up this page and a little to your left.
Don’t forget to keep checking back at the TeenZone Blog for more tips and tricks to get you through the year, as well as info about interesting news and sweet events going on around Calgary!