Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Students have a weekly online reading assignment (hosted by SurveyMonkey.com), where they answer questions based on reading their textbook, material covered in previous lectures, opinion questions, and/or asking (anonymous) questions or making (anonymous) comments. Full credit is given for completing the online reading assignment before next week's lecture, regardless if whether their answers are correct/incorrect. Selected results/questions/comments are addressed by the instructor at the start of the following lecture.
Describe something notable that either helped or did not help with studying for this midterm. Selected comments may be discussed in class. (Graded for completion.)
The following are all of the student responses to this question, verbatim and unedited. Some responses have been bolded for emphasis.
"The flashcard questions help me to know what is on the test."
"What helps me is going over notes and previous quizes. Also reviewing the Chapters.."
"It helps me to retake my old quizes."
"study groups really help!!"
"is there going to be a h[ai]ku on the midterm?"
"Writing good notes..."
"thinking about flash cards/ class assignments."
"I think the extra credit helped we did in class because we got to work as a group and refresh our memory."
'i like the group packets in class. its much better than working on it all by yourself because other people can help you if you're stuck."
"the midterm from last semester really helps me see what the test will be about."
"Study groups help me."
"It helped for me to go over the past reading assignment questions."
"I dont like how you waited a few weeks for us to take the midterm, now we have learned numerous other chapters that will not be tested on. Makes it harder to go back and not think about what we just did instead of topics fresh in our minds at the time."
"Looking over past quizzes."
"I like the flashcard questions just wish I had more time to review them."
"Going back and reviewing old flashcard questions"
"Google and the pictures in the book help give a great visual so i can understand how things work."
"The extra credit review and flashcard questions were very helpful."
"Being in class is what helps me the most. Sometimes google."
"The flash card questions are useful because they provide an example of what the tests are like."
"Thanks for all the information that you put out there for us!"
"Try to study & complete all the goals for this midterm!"
"One thing that helps me study for this midterm is the flashcard questions and the quiz questions. Its good because I can see what kind of format the questions will be in and it helps me review the material."
"Go over the chapters lol"
"How come you don't list the incorrect and correct answers for our quizzes to help us study?"
"Going through the book and Re-taking notes is very helpful in studying."
"dont study at my house. loud roommates, annoying cat, a pit bull that thinks its a lap dog... go to the library."
"Flash cards for the terms helped"
"What's notable is what my grade on the mid-term will be. ;)"
"reading the book does not help, it makes things more confusing."
"The answers to the quizzes help a little."
"Flash card questions help; what doesn't help is not having good notes."
"past quizzes are very helpful"
"Not studying doesn't help with studying."
"I wish we had a clear study guide handout"
"Love flashcard questions for review and practice tests, I really utilize both these tools!"
"Reading over my notes and reading over the power points we did in class online should help with the midterm"
"i guess going over the quizes and having exactly what we need to study for short answers."
"the flash cards"
"having a review before the midterm is a good idea :)"
"Reviewing the slides we discussed in class along with looking at the flashcard questions helped me study. The flashcard questions were helpful because it made you think about quiz questions and the format they are presented in."
"II helps to have the flash card questions."
"i like that there are archives of past questions on your blog"
"Studying the flashcards and submitting them to P-dog for verification. Also, P-dog's prompt responses makes studying a lot more effective since the material is fresh in case you were wrong on some answers."
"It helps to know how many questions will be about each chapter and how many short answer questions there will be. It does not help to have already covered material that will not be on this midterm, like learning about chapter 5 and 6."
"flashcards for memorization."
"not studying doesnt help"
"well i hope last years midterm helps, im sort of banking on the same general ideas being covered"
"Going over the quizzes, reading through the book, THOROUGHLY."
"I find rereading or at least skimming over the material to be very helpful"