com -- Discussion Questions and Projects for Use With Any Film that is a Work of Fiction Note: In some of the questions we have used the term "major characters." Before asking the questions, have the class identify the major characters. In addition, these questions can also be limited to one or more characters. Characterization is delineated through: (1) the character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; (2) the narrator's description; and (3) the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters. When students analyze character, they should be reminded to have these three sources in mind. Adapted from California English-Language Arts Content Standards - Grade 7, Reading 3.3 1. This question can be modified by naming the character which is the subject of the question. 21. [This question is designed to be asked after question #2.] 4. [This question can be limited to one particular character.] 7. [Try modifying the question by naming the character or a group of characters.] 9. [This question can be modified by naming one or several symbols as the subject for analysis.]
Reading Your Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently More details Skip to main content Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center Quick Links Home > Assess your Learning Style > Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate Many college students discover that there is significantly more to read in college than there was in high school. Read every word.One reading is sufficient.Don't skip passages.Machines improve speed.A faster rate means less comprehension. Handouts Reading Myths: Active Reading Strategies: Where to Read: The Reading Environment (28K Word) Videos Reading Improvement Video (10:48 Minutes) Reading Improvement Video with Captions (10:48 minutes) Learning Links A Classic Method for Studying Texts: SQ3R - Dartmouth College Active Reading Strategies – Princeton University Rapid Reading – Cornell University Concept Mapping – Cornell University Guide to Reading Primary Sources – University of Pennsylvania Miniversity Course Improving Reading Speed and Comprehension Speed Reading Contact Collis Miniversity for more information. Contact Us
Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success: A Focus on Self ... - Myron H. Dembo, Helena Seli How to Take Classroom Notes Gary North, Ph.D. Did you lecture to the wall about the lesson on lecturing to the wall? If not, please give this a try. I am trying to help you. Lesson 9 This is the other half of The Overnight Student. Before we begin, let me tell you what your teachers never admit, even though they all know the truth: listening to lectures is not a good substitute for reading when you are learning complex material. Most people read at 250 words per minute. You can read the same amount of words twice or more in the time that it takes to listen to the same number of words. You can review a book. You can't write fast enough to transcribe a lecture. There is only one significant advantage in a lecture. You can easily misunderstand and write down the wrong thing. Then there is this dirty little secret: nobody sits and listens to lectures, taking notes, except in high school and college. This is because we live 550 years after Gutenberg invented the printing press. Isn't there a better way? Pay attention.
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Online learning: It’s different The number of online educational offerings has exploded in recent years, but their rapid rise has spawned a critical question: Can such “virtual” classes cut through the maze of distractions — such as email, the Internet, and television — that face students sitting at their computers? The solution, Harvard researchers say, is to test students early and often. By interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved, according to Daniel Schacter, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, and Karl Szpunar, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology. Their findings are described in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “What we hope this research does is show that we can use very strong, experimentally sound techniques to describe what works in online education and what doesn’t,” said Szpunar.
SQ3R SQRRR or SQ3R is a reading comprehension method named for its five steps: survey, question, read, recite, and review. The method was introduced by Francis P. Robinson, an American education philosopher in his 1946 book Effective Study. The method offers a more efficient and active approach to reading textbook material. Process Survey The first step, survey or skim, advises that one should resist the temptation to read the book and instead first go through a chapter and note headings, sub-headings and other outstanding features, such as figures, tables, and summary paragraphs. Six stages of effective comprehension Best's process of effective comprehension suggests six stages for better understanding a topic while in a learning process. See also References External links
Data on whether and how students watch screencasts - Casting Out Nines Screencasting is an integral part of the inverted classroom movement, and you can find screencasting even among courses that aren’t truly flipped. Using cheap, accessible tools for making and sharing video to clear out time for more student-active work during class make screencasting very appealing. But does it work? Do screencasts actually help students learn? We have lots of anecdotal evidence that suggests it does, but it turns out there are actually data as well that point in this direction. There were two kinds of screencasts used in this intro engineering course: homework solution screencasts (where instructors just went over solutions to homework problems) and “mini-lecture” screencasts that were created to supplement a traditional classroom setting (students would identify the “muddiest point” at the end of a class session and the instructor would make a mini-lecture screencast targeted at that topic). This finding backs up my thoughts from this post.
BitMath Note: This page was inspired by a conversation that took place in the Arduino forum. Table of Contents Introduction Often when programming in the Arduino environment (or on any computer, for that matter), the ability to manipulate individual bits will become useful or even necessary. Saving memory by packing up to 8 true/false data values in a single byte. In this tutorial, we first explore the basic bitwise operators available in the C++ language. The Binary System To better explain the bitwise operators, this tutorial will express most integer values using binary notation, also known as base two. In the familiar decimal system (base ten), a number like 572 means 5*102 + 7*101 + 2*100. It is crucial that you understand how the binary system works in order to follow the remainder of this tutorial. Unfortunately, most C++ compilers do not have any means of expressing binary numbers directly in source code. Bitwise AND Bitwise OR The bitwise OR operator in C++ is the vertical bar symbol, |. or
The 60-Second Guide To Engaging Your Learners The 60-Second Guide To Engaging Your Learners In today's dynamic environment we know that you, as well as your learners are information overloaded and time poor. That makes time an obstacle to engaging and connecting with your audience. That's why you have to show learners at every step of the way that you respect and value their precious time. Besides the time factor, we all want to make learners excited, right? Keep reading to know how to do it effectively – in just 60-seconds, you will be able to engage your learners like never before. 1. Also, take a look at this presentation, where you can get ideas on how to make your courses more visual. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. eLearning courses need to be created with focus on the learner: Does the learner think your content is important? 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Math Alive Course Instructors Ingrid DaubechiesShannon Hughes 218 (ID)/217 (SH) Fine Hall, Washington Road Princeton, NJ 08540-1000 You can find other contact information on a Contact us page. How is life different from 25 or even 10 years ago? Cryptography Error correction & compression Probability & Statistics Birth, Growth, Death & Chaos Graph Theory Voting & Social Choice You can navigate through the units using the navigation bar on the left. Each unit is divided into two parts. Don't forget to check the latest announcements on the Announcements page. Problem Sets: You need to look at the On-Line Labs and at the Problem Sets (clickable on the left). The videotaped lectures of Spring 2003 course are available on blackboard. References: For All Practical Purposes : Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics. 4th edition (December 1997). If you have any questions, Send Mail To: Math Alive Help
25 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year Printer-Friendly Version by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. How to Survive -- and Excel in -- Your College Years Perhaps you were class president in high school. Final Words of Advice for First-Year College Students You've done all the prep work -- you've gotten good grades in high school, scored well on a standardized test, and been accepted into the college you want to attend -- so enjoy all your hard work while laying the groundwork for a successful college career. Useful College Resources Here are some useful articles and links that you may find useful: See also my companion article published on our sister site, MyCollegeSuccessStory.com: Ways in Which College is Different From High School. Dr. Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills!
Method of loci The method of loci (loci being Latin for "places") is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualizations with the use of spatial memory, familiar information about one's environment, to quickly and efficiently recall information. The method of loci is also known as the memory journey, memory palace, or mind palace technique. This method is a mnemonic device adopted in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises (in the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero's De Oratore, and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria). Many memory contest champions claim to use this technique to recall faces, digits, and lists of words. These champions' successes have little to do with brain structure or intelligence, but more to do with using spatial memory and the use of the method of loci. 'the method of loci', an imaginal technique known to the ancient Greeks and Romans and described by Yates (1966) in her book The Art of Memory as well as by Luria (1969). Contemporary usage Literature
Online Student Retention Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of Recommendations December 7, 2012 By: Michael Jazzar in Online Education Despite the tremendous growth of online education programs, student retention for online courses remains problematic. The attrition rate from online universities is often cited as 20% to 50% (Diaz, 2002). With startling percentages of students leaving online educational programs, the question becomes “What should an institution do to encourage, inspire, and retain students in its online educational programs?” 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. The foundational course provides opportunity for students to gain confidence and competence in their online learning. References Dagger, D., Wade, V. & Conlan, O., (2004), “A Framework for developing adaptive personalized eLearning”, E-Learn 2004, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education, Washington, D.C. Diaz, D. Michael Jazzar is the founder of Educational Service & Consulting and has extensive experience teaching online.