Why Must Literature Students Take iPad to University

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The title of this post has nothing to do with Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, holding a can of Carnation (milk) while watching Bruce Lee making a fool of himself. It's the same thing with Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, promoting his favorite cigarette. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” isn’t a study in advertising, but Literature students would be reminded of an iPad. Why? Let's count the ways. As cheesy as it may sound, there are good reasons on investing in this gadget.

The good, old days of pen and pad may be in the minds of professors, but they would see the sensible reasons in having a gadget during lecture hours. It won't be wise to have an Apple pencil as well, as students get distracted easily. And talent is not required in using the pencil to draw anything. We'll get to that part later, as this post highlights the importance of having an iPad during lecture hours. This gadget is handier than the laptop. It's the perfect choice for students, many of whom have problems in keeping their hands off hat gadget. It's not hard to see why the iPad isn't hard to carry around regardless of the distance. You won't say the same thing with a laptop, yet there would be issues with the iPad when you must spend hours on your assignment(s). (We’ll get to that part later.) Let's look at the other reasons, which could persuade Literature students to invest on an iPad.

5 Features That Would Make an iPad Stand Out

You don't have to worry about your iPad if it's trampled by other things (in your backpack). Quality is not an issue with Apple products, which is not the point here. You still need to be careful on how you place your iPad in your backpack after you decide to bring a hardbound (or a paperback or two) to the lecture (or library). Other than that, you don't have to worry too much about your iPad breaking down after being tossed and turn many times. It's a durable item, so it’s a good investment.

Size does matter. It won’t take a minute to know the distinctive features of the iPad and the iPad Mini. It’s the same, more or less, and it’s a great deal. (It won’t be hard to persuade your parents to buy one for you.) You might be worried about how other students would look at you, but it shouldn’t be a big deal at all. Moreover, you don’t have to replace your iPad with a new unit years after you buy one. Carelessness could be a problem, so always be mindful of it.

iPad has a longer charge than a computer (or phone). This could be a deciding factor if you’re spending long hours outside your room, if not bring along your iPad whenever you go around. You might tempt you to go on a holiday, but it’s out of the question at this moment. This is supposed to be a no issue, but its significance would be enhanced after reading the next item.

You won't have a problem reading a novel while you're lying down. This is the first reason to consider an iPad, as you can download classical novels from the App Store. You might not be enamored to the idea after browsing at the lesser-known works of H. Rider Haggard, but you must read these titles right after you looking through the syllabus. Reading could be another major reason, as you prefer to lie down (while reading for long hours). There’s a likely chance that you would fall asleep, so you need company. This could be a good excuse to go to social media. Your coursemates could be doing (and feeling) the same thing.

Your iPad is a convenient item. If you’re not convinced about this one, then you must read the previous items. You can also include your chat with your tutor (if it’s not possible for a face-to-face meeting), as well as keeping in touch with your family. You almost forget your favorite TV shows.

When You Must Make Use of Other Devices

You still need a printer to print a hard copy of your assignments. Nothing beats a laptop (or desktop computer) whenever you type your essays. And online research is convenient while you’re sitting in front of the computer screen. There are many instances when you must utilize three, if not four, gadgets. Your cellphone is included as well. (Some students need music to focus on their assignments.) It should make your tasks easier, yet technology won’t help you in analyzing information that you need in literary criticism. The (Internet) jungle is a challenging terrain, which is why you need to manage your time wisely. Discipline also plays a part, so forget about social media when there’s a deadline to beat.

An Apple pencil may not be needed unless you have creative urges that could help you with writing. Don’t let it distract you from an immediate task, though.


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