Friday, July 07, 2006

Finished Studying - Thanks Bridgehead

My exams are over. I'd like to thank the staff and management of the Bridgehead at Bank and Gilmour for allowing me to sit in their establishment for between five and eight hours a day while buying less than ten dollars worth of merchandise for the past few weeks.

Here's why Bridgehead worked for me, while studying at home or in a library didn't:

  • I don't fall asleep at Bridgehead;
  • Nor do I watch TV, surf the net or play Mumu;
  • The little distractions and human mini-dramas make me feel like I'm not missing out on life; and
  • People I know drop by and chat with me.

Pictured here is my little pen hack. Serious book marking people already know about this one. With the pen and highlighter attached to each other, you don't have to go searching around when you switch.

Although, I have to say, I had to look up a lot of things yesterday, and the only thing I looked up that I'd either highlighted or made a margin note was the number of days before some court process you have to serve the opposing party with the thing you're supposed to serve them with. I'd look it up so I could tell you what it is you're supposed to serve them with, but the Law Society made me leave all my reference materials with them so that I wouldn't steal any of their valuable questions.

1 comment:

TechWood said...

From a psychological standpoint, the act of highlighting likely embeds the information in your memory. That's be my guess as to why you rarely refer to much of your highlighted material.