Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Wordle.net tag cloud for "keep" resolutions generated by responses from Physics 205B students at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, spring semester 2012 (www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5104756/Untitled).
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Wordle.net tag cloud for "quit" resolutions generated by responses from Physics 205B students at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, spring semester 2012 (www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5104755/Untitled).
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Wordle.net tag cloud for "start" resolutions generated by responses from Physics 205B students at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, spring semester 2012 (www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5104754/Untitled).
Students were asked to answer a "keep-quit-start" online reflection (hosted by SurveyMonkey.com) on their studying strategies/pitfalls (Mubayiwa, 2009).
Enter a word or brief phrase that describes what you intend to keep doing to study for this class. Explain your answer to the above question (what you intend to keep doing to study for this class).[Word tags have been edited to consolidate related common subjects; student explanations are verbatim.]
Enter a word or brief phrase that describes what you intend to quit doing to study for this class. Explain your answer to the above question (what you intend to quit doing to study for this class).
Enter a word or brief phrase that describes what you intend to start doing to study for this class. Explain your answer to the above question (what you intend to start doing to study for this class).
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I find it really helpful to print our the flashcard questions and bring them to class. They are sometimes a lot of pages, but they help me understand the material and be more participatory in class.
Correctly answeredl flashcards are a great place to get a broad general understanding of the topic.
Going through flashcard questions and homework problems, then asking questions during office hours has helped me succeed thus far.
evaluating the flashcard questions with a partner is the best way to debate the concepts and find out what i need to read or ask pdog about to understand
go to class
i need to keep going to class because i understand the material a lot more
lectures are very helpful although i red to take better notes
I intend to keep showing to lectures because it I will be able to understand the concepts much easier if they are discussed with the class. I will also be able to ask for help and by going to lecture, I will be able to ask others for help as well.
I gain alot more insight when pdog goes over the material and explains it in the terms that he expects on the exams
I need to keep going to class and take good notes. I want to continue taking notes on slides, hw problems and flash card questions.
I have never missed a single lecture because I really benefit from them. They are exciting to attend and the material is well laid out. I plan on continuing to keep attending all future lectures.
Going to class helps me understand how to do the homework and quiz problems
i intend to keep attending class
i intend to continue to redo all of the homework assigned before each quiz and midterm to study the material.
Going over key problems on the hw and ensure that hw is being understood
keep reading the chapters, and do the homework.
homework helps me know what im not understanding so i can get help next lecture and keep up with the material
Taking notes allows me to have samples of how to set up problems
no pain, no gain
The quizes really help when studying for the exams.
Study all the past quizzes and midterms. Go over slides. Pay attention in Class.
by studying. and winning.
EYES ON THE PRICE
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I have tons of hw from other classes and work in general which means limited amounts of studying for a particular subject. So I need to use more of that time for physics
ISOLATE YOURSELF FROM DISTRACTIONS
flashcard question guessing
That means you are guessing on just about everything.
lack of sleeping
i need my sleep to function. i need to be more efficient in these last 6 weeks and get my work done a week early so i can find the time to sleep before class.
low quiz scores
I am going to stop getting bad scores on the quizzes.
I intend to stop not reading most of the assigned material because there are important definitions I will need to fully comprehend.
I dont do things till the last minute.
i need to stop leaving all of my studying for the night before the test and start studying a week before so i can slowly learn all of the material
i have not been doing as much as i should be
I always wait until the week before the midterm to do all/most of the homework questions. It helps to do them even though they are late, but I am not able to follow the instructions as easily and end up having to work harder to get the problems.
I intend to quit procrastinating on homework.
I do things last minute
i need to stop waiting so late to start studying before quizzes and exams
Need to stop putting off hw assignments.
I keep putting off the homework and then forgetting about it
putting my bio/chem hw before physics work
I end up pushing all the homework to the very last minute.
I intend to quit procrastinating until the last minute to study for quizzes etc.
i always second guess myself and get the question wrong.
I need to quit skipping homework assignments that I think I understand. I shouldnt only focus on the sections that confuse me. I need practice.
I have not been doing all the homework to the fullest extend and that is making me not understand the material as well.
by studying and winnning
my plate is soooo full this semester and all my free time (for homework, studying, etc.) i am working
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I intend to start asking questions when I have them and to go to office hours more.
2 IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN 1
my grade could change if I participate in a study group.
be confident in my first answer if i know for sure if its right.
getting into office hours more and mastering flashcard questions!
flashcard questions ("peer instruction," "think-pair-share")
for conceptual purposes, i spend more time trying to get the math part of the material, which really helps with the conceptual although getting familiar with the wording in the flashcards helps
i need to start doing ALL of the assigned problems BEFORE the night before the test
i need to understand the concepts better
Do the homework problems the week they are assigned instead of just doing the surveys for points. I know that the set up will not change, but it helps me when teachers collect the homework in packets every few weeks.
Doing the homework provides a deeper understanding that is required for the midterm and will ensure success on the quizzes.
i dont understand how the questions until i conceptually understand how the equations are being applied. coming back to the hw later on would help alot.
Need to go more in depth on the hw , so that i can understand fully what the processes and steps for each problem
As I said above, I need to start doing all of the homework even if I think i understand the material. I need to practice problems and concepts more so that I can better understand the material.
I forget to the homework sometimes
I'll start actually doing the homework and also printing out the flashcard questions and bring them to class..
by over studying. :)
I'm working on updating my schedule to fit in a few physics study groups so I can be more prepared.
I think reading the book will help make things make more sense
I intend to read the material more thoroughly especially for Chapter 18.
i intend to start reading the book on the covered material.
I need to study earlier and more frequently in order to do well in this class.