What is the best way to study?
There is no "best way" to study. Instead, a student should think about how they learn the best (listening? doing? writing?) and find a way to work that into their study habits. It is always important to remember that what works best for you, may not work at all for someone else, and vice versa. You must find what works for you and apply it every time you study. It is crucial to note that your study habits may need to change from class to class, so be aware of what works best for you in a classroom setting, and attempt to recreate that in your study sessions.
What does an academic librarian do?
The day of an academic librarian will vary from school to school. However, some responsibilities tend to show up in most academic libraries such as Collection Development, Faculty Liaisons, Reference Interviews, and Research Assistance. It is important to remember that the MLIS degree is multi-faceted and a librarian should have at least a basic understanding of the many hats they may be asked to wear at some time or another.
When considering the meaning of a piece of literature, is it important to consider the context in which it was written? Why or why not?
While an individual's understanding of a piece of literature is integral to its meaning, it is also crucial to discover the context in which the piece was written. Knowing the context, such as time period and/or author's circumstances, often leads to a deeper understanding of the layered meanings one often finds within literature. One does not want to run the risk of supposing they know an author's intent, but at the same time wants to consider the many ways time, war, and circumstances--for a few examples--may affect the way an author views the world and his or her writing.