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    1. 1. the things you can do to pass any math class
    2. 2. <ul><li>Reading textbook/software </li></ul><ul><li>Attending every class </li></ul><ul><li>Doing assigned homework and certifying mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Taking good notes and studying from them </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at each in more detail… </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Passing with C Passing with A
    3. 3. <ul><li>A very important part of your work this semester </li></ul><ul><li>Software has fabulous features for all learning styles—see “Instruct” portion of Hawkes software! </li></ul><ul><li>Use before class to prepare for a class day’s activities </li></ul><ul><li>Or use after class to further develop what you started learning </li></ul>Text/Software Passing with C Passing with A
    4. 4. <ul><li>IMPORTANT, but does not automatically lead to success </li></ul><ul><li>Missing even 1 day can make you lost the next day, so now you’ve lost a whole week! </li></ul><ul><li>If you miss a day, MAKE SURE to complete Text/Software lessons for the sections you missed before coming to the next class </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be active & involved during class, or it is like you’re not there anyway! </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Passing with C Passing with A
    5. 5. <ul><li>The MOST important thing you do for the course </li></ul><ul><li>Your software has great features to help you along </li></ul><ul><li>Will be difficult if you haven’t reviewed the text/software and/or class notes before beginning </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Passing with C Passing with A
    6. 6. <ul><li>Helps you retain what you’re “covering” in a lesson in class or through software </li></ul><ul><li>Use color to highlight and distinguish ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Review notes before doing homework </li></ul><ul><li>Review notes when preparing for a quiz or exam </li></ul><ul><li>Try turning your notes into flashcards for a quick way to review! </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Passing with A Passing with C
    7. 7. <ul><li>So far we’ve only talked about what to do in order to squeak by with a C. Now let’s look at what you can do to really excel… </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Passing with C Passing with A
    8. 8. <ul><li>Using exam studying/taking strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching others </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Exam Strategies Teach Others Passing with C Passing with A
    9. 9. <ul><li>Prepare for an exam by generating practice tests using WebTest 2-3 days before the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Complete without any help or notes, and see your grade. Shoot for 80% or better </li></ul><ul><li>Make flash cards or a one page “cheat sheet” for review </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid cramming, and stop studying at least 20 min before the exam to avoid mental exhaustion </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Exam Strategies Passing with A Passing with C
    10. 10. <ul><li>Make sure you had a good sleep and a good meal before the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a Brain Dump (write down any formulas, etc. that you think you might need) at the top of the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Take 5 minutes to look over the whole test without writing anything: things will start coming back to you </li></ul><ul><li>Do a second Brain Dump if new ideas came to mind </li></ul><ul><li>Do the easiest (in your opinion) problems first </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Exam Strategies Passing with A Passing with C
    11. 11. <ul><li>Watch your time! When the exam period is half over, assess whether you need to adjust your pace </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t panic!! If a problem is going badly, leave it and redo one of the easier problems to regain your confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Use all of your time and review the test when you’re finished </li></ul><ul><li>When you leave, forget the test. You did your best and it is time to reward yourself. </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Exam Strategies Passing with A Passing with C
    12. 12. <ul><li>Join a study group and try to teach others what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>When you can explain something to someone else, you increase your own understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Try answering questions during class so your instructor can help you with your explanations. </li></ul><ul><li>Try tutoring a Tutor! They can critique your explanations too. </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Exam Strategies Teach Others Passing with C Passing with A
    13. 13. <ul><li>Do these things and you WILL succeed! </li></ul><ul><li>No one is “Dumb at Math” </li></ul><ul><li>Unless you were misplaced, almost every student is smart enough to pass this level of math. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m serious!! </li></ul><ul><li>The reason students fail or withdraw from this course is because they fail to “study smart” by finding enough time to do all the components we just covered. </li></ul>Text/Software Attendance Homework Note Taking Exam Strategies Teach Others
    14. 14. <ul><li>Check out the Learning Pyramid here: </li></ul><ul><li>National Training Laboratories Bethel, Maine </li></ul>
    15. 15. &quot;The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.“ Vincent T. Lombardi &quot;Everybody's a self-made man; but only the successful ones are ever willing to admit it.“ Anonymous end

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