Extra Credit Project
1. Examine all five of your unit tests. Write 12 multiple choice question taken from the information on those test. You may not use questions which were multiple choice questions on the tests.
Examine all five of your unit tests. Write 20 true/false question taken from the information on those test. You may not use the same questions which on the tests.
Label in the Margin Notes: Read the following passage. Pretend that I am giving this as a lecture. On the next page, illustrate how you would take notes according to the Label in the Margin system.
How to classify the platypus, a native of Australia
and Tasmania, is a problem that has puzzled biologist and zoologist since
the animal was discovered in the eighteenth century. This strange animal
has characteristics of both mammal and birds. For instance, the platypus
lays eggs, as birds do. Yet platypus mothers nurse their young, typical
mammalian characteristic (However, the platypus has no nipples. The mother
secretes milk from stomach glands and the baby laps it up.) The platypus
has a leather, duck like bill (from which it gets the name "duckbill platypus"),
and its feet are webbed like those of aquatic birds. But at the end of
the webs are claws just like a cat's or raccoon's. After much argument
scientists finally decided that the platypus merited classification as
a mammal--but only marginally.
You have recorded information and then reduced it labeling it in the recall (cue) column. Now, list and explain the remaining four steps.
Label in the Margin for Texts:
Illustrate how to mark your textbook using the label in the
The Pony Express
The Myth: The Pony Express was one of the most important links connecting the gold rush towns of the West and large cities in the East. For years, it was the fastest way to send a letter to California; without it the western states might never have developed.
The Truth: In its short lifetime(18 month--1960-61) , the Pony Express was the fastest way to send a letter to California. Riders could deliver a letter in 10 days--half the time to send it by sea. But it had its problems:
Hardly anyone could afford to use it. A single letter initially cost $5.00 to mail, and never dropped below a dollar. The largest customers were newspapers that depended on late-breaking new to keep readers up to date.
The shipping firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell--founders of the Pony Express--knew their enterprise could never make money with normal business; they counted on winning a contract with the federal government to help cover its enormous costs ($70,000 up front and $4000 per month) They never got one. The government was more interested in Samuel Morse's telegraph.
By 1861 the nation's first transcontinental telegraph line was completed--making the Pony Express obsolete overnight. It folded less that two years after its introduction over $500,000 in debt.
Other Express Facts: There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express. Ponies didn't have the stamina to carry loads of mail over long distances.
Few of the riders were adults. Most were teenagers, hired through newspaper advertisements the read "Wanted: Young skinny wiry fellows, not over 18. Must be expert riders will to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.
Goal Setting List the five key elements in setting useful goals.
6. Write a goal which demonstrates all five of
Direction Words for essay tests It is important that you know what the direction word for an essay question is asking you to do. To demonstrate that you understand the following directions words, write a good topic sentence for the seven questions below showing how you would develop the answer to your question.
1. Illustrate some time management strategies you have
used this semester.
2. Contrast people who are predominately
left brained with those whose predominate hemisphere is right.
3. Evaluate the Cornell note-taking system
as a learning tool.
4. Some students are not required to take study
skills. Justify the study skills requirement for those who are required
to take it.
5. Relate the information you learned in
this study skills course to other courses you are taking.
6. Summarize the steps in the label-in-the-margin
7. Trace information as it is received into short term memory to where it is placed in active memory.
Examine all five of your unit tests. Look for
terms and definitions that would make good matching question. List
30 terms and then write answers that might appear as their match.
Memory Principles During this semester we have discussed the memory principles as being the core of study skills. These memory principles will be most important for you to use in studying and learning during the rest of your college career. Name and explain each of these principles and give concrete examples of how and why it will be important to you in your studies.
Explain what you would you the following databases for:
Lexis Nexis ________________________________________________________
Log on to Infotrac and do a keyword search for "snickers." Limit your search to articles with text after 2001. Find the article in Medicine and Health and give name and date of article.
1. How many citations are there? __________________
2. What is the name and date of one article from Medicine and Health?
________________________________________(name of article)
Find a question on this final exam review that represents the knowledge level of Bloom's taxonomy.
Find a question on this final exam review that represents the application level of Bloom's taxonomy.
Find a question on this final exam review that represents the analysis level of Bloom's taxonomy.