Online reading assignment question: helpful/unhelpful Midterm 2 physics study tips

Physics 205B Online reading assignment 25, spring semester 2012
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.
"group studying"

"it really helps when we do problems in class"

"Former quizzes"


"going to class"

"It really helps to draw pictures. These problems are so much harder to understand without diagrams."

"Studying from previous semester exams and quizzes helps."

"Playing with my dog does not help me study :)"

"It helps to collaborate."

"Practice stuff"

"Right Hand Rule"

"redoing all of the assigned homework helps a lot!"

"Going over sample problems"

"Looking over old quizzes and homework assignments helps a lot."


"green tea to remain relaxed and focused"

"Doing the homework"

"go over problems in class. such that are on the test"

"Flash-card Questions"

"do lots of practice"

"Reviewing last semesters midterms really help me study."

"doing the hw and flashcard questions"

"quiz and midterm examples"

"office hours help, doing the assigned test review problems also help."

"flashcard questions always help, my notes confuse me!!!"

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