Does anyone have any experience with psychology in graduate school? We recently started reading journal articles in one of our classes and it's quite a bit of work to understand what the articles are all about. I'm not sure whether I'm a little slow or whether I just feel intimidated, but really understanding what I'm reading is quite difficult.
The method I've used for now, is to read the article a couple of times, highlighting what I think is important. Then I take notes on the article and it slowly comes to me.
I'm not sure whether it's significant that I wasn't a psychology major in my undergraduate program.
If anyone has any tips or tricks or other advice for understanding what we're reading, I'd greatly appreciate the help.
posted by Garden
on Jan 16, 2010 -
I need picture book recommendations! Even though I'm a librarian! I'm after picture books (baby anachronism is 7 months old) - specifically ones with/about fathers and daughters. [more inside]
posted by geek anachronism
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Calling all secret Anne McCaffrey fans out from hiding: Help me read the entire Pern canon in the most logical way possible, thus satisfying my completionist urges. [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on Jan 15, 2010 -
I'm interested in getting a print copy of Zhuangzi to read. What's a good translation or edition?
posted by Arturus
on Dec 14, 2009 -
What are some of the best articles or stories you have read about Burning Man? [more inside]
posted by wolfr
on Dec 7, 2009 -
Do you have any advice for teaching English comprehension, as well as reading and writing, to a fifteen year old Filipino street kid who's never been to school a day in his life? [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc
on Dec 1, 2009 -
I love to read but I'm a really slow reader. I avoid reading books longer than about 300 pages because it takes me so long to get through anything longer. I read for hours everyday (mostly online stuff) so it's not lack of practice. Is there anything I can do to speed up?
posted by Andy Harwood
on Nov 29, 2009 -
What is the best hardware/software system for keeping track of a) hundreds of academic papers in PDF form and b) my handwritten notes on these hundreds of papers? Bonus if the answer integrates with some sort of citation management software. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo
on Nov 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for book recommendations for a young woman who has recently become interested in religion. Ideas please! [more inside]
posted by schmoo
on Nov 22, 2009 -
Where can I find great works of fiction online or in some sort of text form that I can read on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1
on Nov 19, 2009 -
I'm trying to find a short sci-fi story I read over 10 years ago that I barely remember. It may have involved some or all of the following: bicycle repair, ripe banana smelling bacteria used as deodorant and anti-libido medication. [more inside]
posted by jrishel
on Nov 19, 2009 -
Please help me remember the title and author of a short story I read maybe 15 years ago. A handicapped woman, living with her sister and her sister's family, sees a man in church she feels quite sure is the devil. In order to get away from him, she struggles to regain the physical independence she had given up. (She had gone into a wheelchair because walking was possible, but too painful.) She does manage to become self-sufficient enough to move out on her own--and then wonders if it was worth it, after all. I am almost sure the author was Italian. Can anyone help?
posted by uans
on Nov 16, 2009 -
Pulp Filter: I'm looking for books (fiction or non) that read like the recent Bond films: dark, thrilling, brutal, and glamorous.
posted by roger ackroyd
on Nov 6, 2009 -
They shouldn't let people like me attend used book sales, but now that the damage is done: how and where to begin reading Sartre? [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Tell me everything you know about this sentence construction:
"Are you finished your lunch?" [more inside]
posted by peep
on Oct 22, 2009 -
BookFilter: I'm looking for a novel that I read several times in the early '90s; despite having read and enjoyed it several times, I've forgotten the title and author! [more inside]
posted by Skoloxia
on Oct 21, 2009 -
When I read technical documents or books, my mind fuzzes over and I get easily distracted. It's hard for me to get a deep understanding of technical subjects. This is starting to become an issue professionally. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 21, 2009 -
I need a book recommendation for my girlfriend; her favourite book is Yann Martel's "Life of Pi". Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mizike
on Oct 7, 2009 -
Please help me fuel my new-found obsession with comic books! What are some of your favorite recommended reads, as well as comic book resources, tips, and tricks? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Sep 28, 2009 -
Philosophy Filter: What are some fresh and interesting questions or topics in philosophy? [more inside]
posted by k.
on Sep 6, 2009 -
I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
posted by serazin
on Sep 3, 2009 -
What's the best way to learn Japanese, if you don't care about being able to write it? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi
on Aug 30, 2009 -
Is there a web site which recommends the best writing on the net on a periodic basis? [more inside]
posted by jpg15
on Aug 23, 2009 -
What chair, side-table, lamp, and ottoman combo would you have to create the best reading nook? I have about $1,000 to spend on the best reading lamp, side-table, and chair/couch for my house. I'm a law school student (rising 3L) and I need some to setup a comfortable space to read at night. I can't seem to find a good combination that will make reading at night easy without making me too sleepy.
posted by roundrock
on Aug 20, 2009 -
Which quality newspapers and other news services provide full-text RSS feeds? I'm looking for a world, national, and also sources specific to California news and politics. Alternatively, what are some MacGyver-style ways to make a full-text RSS feed for my current favorites? [more inside]
posted by cgomez
on Aug 18, 2009 -
Need some book recommendations. Just finished reading Bram Stoker's Dracula...and am getting through the Historian. In the past I have enjoyed The List of Seven, Club Dumas, The Alienist, Name of the Rose and so forth. So I guess I like the mystery-within-history sort of suspense/horror/thriller. The things I didn't get into were Dan Brown, Ian Pears, and anything having to do with Templars or Mary Magdalene. Can you recommend me your favorites? -- Thanks so much.
posted by snap_dragon
on Aug 15, 2009 -
Has anyone taking a psychic reading? I am thinking of taking a reading from Char Margolis?
I do know of James Randi foundation, and I am aware that there are lots of scams. I am skeptical, but I'd like to check for myself before deciding one way or the other.
It would be great to hear from someone who has actually taken the reading (either with Char or someone else). How was the experience like? Is it worth spending the time and money (Char charges 600$).
posted by raghuram
on Aug 4, 2009 -
For such a picky eater, I sure like to read a lot about food. What good food books can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Jul 28, 2009 -
[LibraryFilter] What are your best
resources for (fiction) reader's advisory (children, YA, adult)?? [more inside]
posted by tamarack
on Jul 24, 2009 -
What do you love about popular books on society, history, and human sciences? What do you hate about them? [more inside]
posted by carmen
on Jul 23, 2009 -