First class back and we are given a pile of reading to do, for me is not a problem I enjoy this side of academia, it can get overwhelming when given a long list of articles and books to read. DON’T STRESS, I know it is patronizing and easy to say (write?). Your first class always has to go like that in college. You are told this is what we the lecturer expect from you the student, be it an essay, an exam, or whatever hoops they want their students to jump through. And it can be intimidating. A little hint: if it is an essay your lecturer want from you, then you don’t have to read everything they give, just what you need…