Welcome to your Libguide for Orientation to Dobson High School's Library !
We hope you'll use this guide to familiarize yourself with Dobson's library and all it has to offer. Use the tabs above to evaluate and locate relevant resources. We want all of the students and staff at Dobson to know that we are here for you. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact one of the library staff. Besides dropping in for a quick question, you may also call, e-mail, or meet one-on-one to plot out a research strategy for any assignment. We're always happy to help!
General Library Rules
In the interest of creating and keeping a pleasant environment for all students and teachers, we ask that you follow these rules:
No food or drink (except clear water) should be consumed in the library.
Always bring your student ID and a pass (between first and last bell).
Cell phones may not be used in the library.
Be respectful of others! Work quietly.
Do not move chairs or tables. Please do not lean back in chairs.
All school district and Dobson High School rules apply in the library.
Sources used in the production of this libguide include other libguides from Mesa Public Schools, especially those authored by Laura Sears, and Martha Kummerer. Thanks to Cohort 3 for sharing their content and ideas.
Mrs. A. Carpenter
1) Schedule your time. Use your Dobson planner!
2) Take notes and study from them. Use your notes to make flashcards or a study guide to review and study for tests.
3) Be organized. Dedicate a space in your backpack for every class, whether it's a folder or binder, where you ALWAYS store your notes, handouts and homework for that class.
4) Make use of all study resources on and off campus. Get to know other students, teachers and librarians who will be vital to your success.
5) If you are struggling, ask for help. Talk to your teacher. Check with your teacher or counselor to see if you can get a tutor if you need one.
6) Find a consistent place to study that is quiet, comfortable, and without distractions. Take a 5-10 minute break each hour.
7) Don't procrastinate! Work on your homework and study or review every night.
8) Make academics a focus in your life. Studying takes time and effort; being a good student is your "job."
9) Regular sleep, exercise and a healthy diet will give your more energy and keep you feeling well and able to do your best.