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Reflections

As of last night, my final project is complete and turned in! As I mentioned last week, the final project for my LIS-488 class (Technology for Information Professionals) is a personal website and portfolio, coded by hand using the skills...

Halfway There!

Well, we've just about reached the halfway point in the semester! My fall class has certainly been keeping me busy. As I've said in previous posts, I'm taking LIS 488 (Technology for Information Professionals) this fall, and I'm taking it...

Learning about Learning (or rather, metalearning)

I saw a mug in the bathroom at Mt. Holyoke on Saturday that said: "Anything you can do we can do meta" and I've been chuckling to myself ever since. You see, the prefix "meta-" is something I hadn't really...

On Teaching

It is always with a slight swell of pride that I tell people my dad is a college English professor. I'm not completely sure why; perhaps it's because I see it as a noble profession. There's also the fact that...

So Much Critical Thinking

I was quite at a loss over what I should write for this week's blog post, so I decided to write about something that seems to be emerging as a common thread throughout my classes and even my personal life...

Surprising Myself and Time Management

The third week of my fall class (LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals) just started, and things are going much better than I thought they would. I've mentioned several times before how nervous I was for this class because of...

Engaging Classes and Best Laid Plans

I'm delighted to report that my new system for homework worked incredibly well last week. I methodically chugged through all my readings, got started on some future assignments, took notes on everything I read, and tracked how much time I...

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