Online reading assignment question: keep, quit, start

Physics 205B, spring semester 2016
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 2016.

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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 2016).

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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 2016.

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).

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).
[Word tags have been edited to consolidate related common subjects; student explanations are verbatim.]

Keep word tags:
      I need to keep completing the reading assignments which are easy points that add up.
      Keeping up with reading assignments and doing the homework problems assigned does help with understanding and knowing what will be on the midterm.
      I don't own the textbook, but I've been able to get by pretty well so far this semester without it by just looking up the physics terms online and teaching them to myself. The homework better helps me understand the terms that I find, so I should continue to do that as well. Labs (along with homework) are relatively easy points and they help to improve my understanding of the material too.

      Every class period is filled with examples and worksheets that clarify questions.
      the lectures really help me on understanding the examples from the book and online much better.
      attending class and asking questions about present information.

      I try my best to never give excuses for myself while working or when ever I have to get something done. And school is a big part of that, because and the end of the day, if you are a full-time (which I am) student that is technically your full-time job. The grind is just part of my daily routine of getting better, my old economics professor once told me, "If you do not take a course with intentions of mastering the material, then why are you wasting your time?" I took that talk to heart and that is how I treat everyday. Rise. And Grind.
      Keep on grindin' on... I can't get lazy and start slacking with the online reading assignments, or coming to class. So I intend to KEEP on HUSTLING.
      This has been one of the hardest classes I have yet to take. Just everything about it is hard. I keep pushing myself to not give up because half the time I have no clue what is going on. I read the text but maybe not enough or how I should be reading it. I will keep doing the practice problems, and the homeworks. I have to pass, already got into Poly and i'm not about to quit after working so hard.
      If I study more, I'm able to comprehend the material more.
      I study for this class, but don't put in enough time as I should which is hindering what my grades. I plan to make more time and set higher goals to make sure I better understand the material.
      I do study a lot for this class but I so need to study more to understand the material in more detail instead of just memorizing facts. I think it is better to do this to understand the material as a whole.

      I intend to keep writing down and solving problems.
      I need to keep doing problems that are assigned, as they are good representations of concepts that we are learning in class. It also drills me on concepts that bring in different elements of other concepts.
      The practice problems provided on the blog are very helpful in solidifying the concepts.
      Honestly I get super lost and bored trying to get through all of the presentations and I definitely see more value for me to go through and re-do the homework problems and practice questions after lecture and then go back through my notes if I get stuck on them. I think that practice, practice, practice is really the #motto.
      I need to keep studying and repeat doing the problems. Repetition in solving physics problems (although they vary) allows for internal memorization and confidence in how to approach/execute a problem.
      Keep practicing the work problems.

      The blog has everything i need to study!
      Reading the blog that provides the key concepts will help me understand the material more and hopefully the concepts will be easier to understand if I practice the concepts provided on the blog.
      The blog has all the info, and it's also really enjoyable.

      The more often I can go back and reread previous sections and practice the old problems the better the concepts seem to sink in. I don't always have time to do this but if I do a little every day it helps.
      Review my notes, blog, and textbook.
      I need to keep studying and reviewing the material otherwise I would not understand anything and I would forget everything.
      I've found it difficult to reach my full potential in this class. I do actually study and review topics that i'm not that great with. Yet I know of individuals who hardly study and just memorize worksheets and they seem to get higher scores (extremely annoying).

      Doing my homework and being in a good study group helps me understand what is going on in the class. A lot of times I get a little lost in class and being next to people that can clarify the questions helps me a lot.

      While reviewing the online presentations before class I take helpful notes on them that I later refer back to during class, solving problems, and studying.
      As I read the book/online lecture I take extra notes in addition to the notes I take in class.

      I use tutorials to work through some of the concepts I don't get from the reading.
Quit word tags:
      Binge watching episodes of Little Women LA in my free time. It's more captivating than it might sound. Apple TV is the devil.

      In class I often find myself not paying full attention or when I am at home doing practice problems I often have to get up and walk into another room to refresh. I just need to buckle down and pay attention

      I sometimes forget to do online assignments after and before class.

      I need to stop being so hard on myself when things don't make sense the first time around. I sometimes give up when I feel overwhelmed, and I intend to QUIT GIVING UP.

      I need to stop lollygagging in lab because the material is important and shows the direct relationship of what were learning in lecture and how it applies to real life.
      I'm behind because I'm not putting forth the effort I did when I did take this course with you.
      Just another word for procrastinate, figure that will be the biggest in the word cloud.

      Don't overcomplicate the problems and don't be afraid to ask for help if I don't understand the problems.
      I'm a shy person, so when I have questions I won't ask them.

      I'm taking physiology, human bio, history and always thinking about what i need to get done to not get behind instead of truly paying attention to what I have in front of me. I will take 3 -4 hours of my day, in separate chunks and focus it specifically on PHYSICS only!

      Maybe I just overthink concepts.

      doesnt help at all, gotta stay on top of things
      I procrastinate a lot when doing my homework and it is definitely hard to keep up with. I always forget that we have this class on mondays and fridays so i should probably do my homework on tuesday or monday after class, but I tend to forget to do my homework and end up trying to rush at 11:30 at night the night before something is due.
      I have been playing catch up on all of the material that we talk about in class when quiz time comes around. While taking 18 units makes it tough to plan out proper study schedules, so far for this class I have been doing my main studying for quizzes in the hours before we take them in class. As a result my quiz grades have reflected what this type of studying does for me. I got to start studying for those quizzes a little more ahead of time.
      I should start studying days before instead of waiting till the last minute.
      I need to stop being inactive and do assignments throughout the week as opposed to the night before. (like today). Being consistent with being proactive is something i need to work on.
      Do not procrastinate and put off studying or reading assignments. Because the material will build up and the concepts learned up until now will not make sense and you will have trouble with the class.
      I need to give myself more time to do the homework before class starts
      I tend to leave studying to the "last minute."
      I studied the morning of the midterm.....sorry
      I keep waiting until the night before quizzes to study for them and I definitely need to stop doing that. I feel like the material is starting to get harder so I need to be more on top of it and actively studying a little bit sooner than just right before.
      Never do anything last minute. I need time to absorb all the new concepts and fully understand them.
      In this class I need to quit procrastinating, yes I study but at times I wait till the last minute and have to learn a bunch of material all at once. I need to work on spreading out my studying more so that I don't feel over welmed and in the end don't have as good of a grasp on a concept then what I could have.
      Sometime I wait till the last minute to cram
      I need to stop doing the homework on the last minute on Sundays.
      Nothing sinks in and I always have to reread it because I was too tired to put in the amount of concentration needed.

      I intend to stop rushing through the readings and taking more time to read/ understand what I am reading.

      I suppose I could stop sleeping during lecture, but getting 100% on the first midterm seemed to imply that I'm doing alright as it is.

      Playing less video games will help me do more homework.
Start word tags:
      I feel like if I applied the material to real life scenarios then the material would make more sense. I do the readings and take notes because it's just the thing to do. If I related it to something interesting I might understand the concept better.

      I need to begin to ask questions in class when i do not understand. I really mean ask questions the moment i do not understand instead of waiting til it is convenient to do so.
      Prepare and take more time to understand the materials so that it will be easier for me to be better prepared to ask questions in class.

      Instead of waiting till the "last minute" (one to two days before an exam), I intend to begin earlier.
      Studying for quizzes—I have a hard time sitting down to study for anything other then large tests like midterms and finals.
      I need to study for quizzes and midterms more in advance than what I have been doing.

      I additional need to study more so I can engage more in concepts in class. If i understand whats going on more it will help me be able to follow along in lecture more easily. Engaging with more then just my group would also be helpful, to see how other people work through the problems and learn from other people and get a new perspective on concepts.

      I need to chill out and try to understand the concepts more thoroughly before I attempt to start answering questions, because then when I run into a problem that I struggle with, my confidence goes out the door and I feel like I can't tackle on the problems. I know I can do the problems and understand thoroughly if I stop doing this and just TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE.

      I liked this tip from a fellow student and want to start trying it.

      I have very little time as it is, but I need to schedule it appropriately so I'm not rushed before a quiz/test.

      I should practice more of the problems more that are provided and try to dissect them and get to what they mean so I can understand what is going on and how to solve the problem.

      Most of the time I glance over the hw questions, except prior to a test or quiz, just to see if I understand the question and how to work it out without actually doing it. I will start actually writing them out and doing them.

      Nothing new, just need to keep going at it!
      Continue with the hard work because it is working.

      Going to your office hours is helpful because I'm able to get one on one help

      Make sure that this class gets a little bit of my attention every day.
      I believe that getting through a semester with a heavy course load takes serious, meticulous planning in order to succeed. As the old saying goes, "failure to plan is a plan to fail."
      I plan to dedicate more time to this class in making sure I understand the upcoming material.

      Its a good supplement to the blog!
      I intend to read the textbook more deeply and slow down when reading.
      I guess when I'm reading the book, I just read it from start to finish without really stopping to fully understand what I just read. I get to the end of the chapter and I have no clue what I just read.
      I'm not sure if it's really going to help but maybe doing the problems and check your understandings in the book would be useful in helping me get enough practice to feel confident in the material.
      The textbook doesn't seen to help or make sense to me in relation to what we are actually doing in class but I guess I should try and focus on using it as a better tool.

      I need to go more in depth with the homework problems and understand all of the major concepts.
      Daily look over notes and concepts.
      Once I get home, briefly look over my notes to keep it refreshed

      I need to study more. Not necessarily just doing homework, but i need to start doing my own practice problems outside of what is assigned and start asking more questions in class.

      My notes from lecture are little to none, but having the formulas given for tests and quizzes helps make up for this. My classmates also help me fill in the holes in my notes when we cram for tests or quizzes in our study groups, and going over it with them helps them better understand the material as well.
      I need to start doing this because it will cut my study time in half and will allow me to be more efficient because I will already have the material at hand instead of going back trying to find it then relearning it again.

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