Studying ScienceStudying Science
in Collegein College
““Which one of these is not like theWhich one of these is not like t...
Overview
• What is Science?
• Why is it Different
than Other
Subjects?
• Why Students Say
Science is Hard
• Ways to Study
...
What is Science?
• Physical Sciences
– Astronomy
– Biology
– Chemistry
– Physics
• Social Sciences
– Anthropology
– Psycho...
What is Science
continued
• Science is a process
– You must think HOW, WHY, By WHAT
means or reactions.
– Science examines...
Why is Science
Different?
• Science is much more intense.
• You will be expected to read, write,
learn similarities and di...
Why Students Think Science
is Hard
• “There is too much information”
• “Science is multi-disciplined”
• “I can’t do the Ma...
Ways to study science
effectively
• Notecards
– Terms
– You are learning a
LANGUAGE
Ways to study science
effectively
• Flow Charts and Diagrams
Ways to study science
effectively
• Utilize time management
skills
– Plan out your study time
– Take advantage of your
bre...
Ways to study science
effectively
• Backwards Planning
– Studying for an exam starts the first
day of class
– Start with y...
Ways to study science
effectively
• Compare and Contrast
– What is the SAME and what is
DIFFERENT
– ID the concepts, terms...
Ways to study science
effectively
• What do you already know and how
does this fit with that?
– RELATING to the MATERIAL i...
Ways to study science
effectively
Which one of these isWhich one of these is
not like the other?not like the other?
I’m a Music Major-Why
do I need Science?
Music = sound energy = acoustics = Science
General Education
• Science is a key component of the
General Education Curriculum
• Science teaches YOU how to
observe an...
What Did You Learn
• Science is a process of Learning
• It explores the world around us
• It can make you a better student...
Studying Science In College
Studying Science In College
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Studying Science In College

  1. 1. Studying ScienceStudying Science in Collegein College ““Which one of these is not like theWhich one of these is not like the other?”other?”
  2. 2. Overview • What is Science? • Why is it Different than Other Subjects? • Why Students Say Science is Hard • Ways to Study Science Effectively • Science as a General Education Component
  3. 3. What is Science? • Physical Sciences – Astronomy – Biology – Chemistry – Physics • Social Sciences – Anthropology – Psychology – Sociology
  4. 4. What is Science continued • Science is a process – You must think HOW, WHY, By WHAT means or reactions. – Science examines the physical world using our five senses. – It is quantitative and qualitative
  5. 5. Why is Science Different? • Science is much more intense. • You will be expected to read, write, learn similarities and differences, and mathematical formulas. • Incorporation of labs-time intensive E=mc2
  6. 6. Why Students Think Science is Hard • “There is too much information” • “Science is multi-disciplined” • “I can’t do the Math” • “This isn’t something I know anything about” • “I don’t have enough time to learn it all” • “It’s too complex! How do I keep it straight?”
  7. 7. Ways to study science effectively • Notecards – Terms – You are learning a LANGUAGE
  8. 8. Ways to study science effectively • Flow Charts and Diagrams
  9. 9. Ways to study science effectively • Utilize time management skills – Plan out your study time – Take advantage of your breaks – Have a study plan
  10. 10. Ways to study science effectively • Backwards Planning – Studying for an exam starts the first day of class – Start with your test date and work backwards – Plan time to REVIEW your MATERIAL
  11. 11. Ways to study science effectively • Compare and Contrast – What is the SAME and what is DIFFERENT – ID the concepts, terms, formulas that you often confuse
  12. 12. Ways to study science effectively • What do you already know and how does this fit with that? – RELATING to the MATERIAL is the MOST IMPORTANT part of STUDYING – Example: My chemistry tutor • Fluorine is popular and accepting
  13. 13. Ways to study science effectively Which one of these isWhich one of these is not like the other?not like the other?
  14. 14. I’m a Music Major-Why do I need Science? Music = sound energy = acoustics = Science
  15. 15. General Education • Science is a key component of the General Education Curriculum • Science teaches YOU how to observe and investigate the world, how to be a better student, as well as making you well-rounded individuals.
  16. 16. What Did You Learn • Science is a process of Learning • It explores the world around us • It can make you a better student and will help you in all aspects of life

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