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Suggestions on Study Habits
(edited from DBF)
- As previously mentioned, complete the reading assignments prior to coming
to class. Come prepared to ask questions on anything you donít
- Come to class. Missing class notes can/will cost you points on the
- Tape recorders are OK (and encouraged) as long as youíre not
- Do not attempt to record lecture presentations verbatim. Instead,
concentrate on getting the main concepts, and fill in holes as soon
as possible after class.
- To keep your notes organized, date each dayís notes. Make sure
to include the title of each new section or main topic.
- Copy correctly-spelled words from the board, and leave space for
definitions. You might start to fill in definitions, but these should be
filled out in detail when you rework your notes.
- Drawings should be carefully copied from the board and correctly
- Record all wordstems given in class. You will find it useful to
make a cumulative list of words and meanings in a separate place in
your notes and/or make flashcards to practice.
- For lecture classes, bring your text to class so we may refer to the
diagrams during class discussion.
- Participate in class. Ask questions if thereís a point at which you
need clarification. Try to answer the questions I ask the class. As
you rework and flesh out your class notes, jot down any questions
that arise. Also, record any unanswered questions from your
group meetings. I will allow time at the beginning of each class for
you to ask these questions.
- As soon as possible after each class, spend at least 15 min.
reworking and fleshing out your notes. Fill in the remainder of all
definitions and anything you didnít get time to finish in class.
Do this while itís fresh in your mind.
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