Editors’ Picks: Back to School

Students are returning to school, and JSTOR Daily has you covered. We pulled together our favorite JSTOR Daily stories to examine effective study habits, why students need not fear the library, and how American public schooling began in the first place. Browse many more JSTOR Daily stories on education, teaching, and learning here.

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Students on tablets

Six Digital Work Habits Every Student (and Adult) Needs

By Alexandra Samuel

Our Digital Voyage column reviews six study habits helpful for academic and professional success.



Butler Library at the Morningside Campus

Do You Suffer from Library Anxiety?

By Alex Nunes

Up to 85 percent of college students describe their initial response to the library in terms of fear or anxiety. What is library anxiety and how do we overcome it?



student using laptop

Student Writing in the Digital Age

By Anne Trubeck

Contrary to widespread fears of literacy loss, college student writing today contains the same amount of errors as it did in the past.




Students Don’t Just Need Grit, They Need Agency

By Amanda Woytus

Psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that students need “grit” to succeed. But scholar Anindya Kundu insists there’s more to it.


Mather School, Dorchester Massachusetts

Where American Public Schools Came From

By Livia Gershon

While taxpayer-funded college and healthcare are controversial, you rarely hear the argument that taxes shouldn’t pay for public schools. How did America create a taxpayer-funded school system?



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