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A Long Night Against Procrastination at Greenville College

Ruby E Dare LibraryThe Ruby E Dare Library in conjunction with Student Success held their first Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) event on Monday, April 13. The Long Night Against Procrastination is an event that began in Germany in 2010 at European University Viadrina in Frankfort Germany and quickly spread to other universities in Germany and then around the world. The goal of the LNAP is to encourage students not to postpone writing and research projects until the end of the semester

Approximately 24 students participated in various “stations” during the Long Night event at GC. The LNAP stations included help with research, writing and citing for students working on research or writing projects. 

Students Participating in the Long Night Against Procrastination at Greenville CollegeIn addition to the LNAP stations, there were also three workshops that students could attend in the computer lab. Marcos Gilmore, head of Student Success, showed a TEDx talk called “Why We Procrastinate” followed by a discussion with students about why they procrastinate and how they can fight that temptation. I’Esha Baber, a student who attended this session noted, “It made me think more about why I procrastinate.” 

A session about mind-mapping was led by librarian Gail Heideman which showed students how to create and use mind-maps when working on paper topics or for taking notes in class or from reading assignments. Georgann Kurtz-Shaw, librarian and head of public services at Ruby E. Dare Library, led the final workshop of the evening on how to quickly find scholarly sources for research papers.

Sweet Bruschetta Bar in Ruby E Dare Library at Greenville College The library provided a sweet bruschetta bar, lemonade and coffee for hungry students who came to the library during the evening. And for students who were getting stress out by the pressures of the semester the LNAP had a “Relaxation station” where students could learn relaxation techniques.

Written by Assistant Librarian of Public Services, Gail Heideman

This story was published on April 30, 2015




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