Human Anatomy and Physiology - Student Self-Evaluation

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1.  True or false   T  or  F

____  During class, I add my own notes and diagrams to those in the Course Booklet.

____  When I study, I add my own notes and diagrams to those in the Course Booklet.

____  I schedule times to study for this course and I stick to my schedule.

____  Every week, I study at least 1 1/2 hours for every lecture class (at least five total hours).

____  I do my studying in a quiet place used for study purposes only.

____  I read text material related to lecture shortly after lecture while using the Lecture Objectives as a guide.

____  I read the text using the Lecture Objectives as a guide.

____  I STUDY the NOTES in the Course Booklet.

____  I  study diagrams and tables in the text.

____  I observe the illustrations on CDs, WebCT, and web pages.

____  I note and refer to all text illustrations, CD Animations and Tutorials, web pages, or other materials pointed out in connection with the materials being presented or being studied.

____  I review the material from each class before attending the next class.

____  I write down any questions I have about the material I reviewed and I ask those questions at the beginning of the next class.

____  I ask questions in class whenever I am lost or confused or want more information.

____  I try using memory aids that work for me or I try new ones; like those Dr. DG suggests.

____  I use flash cards that ask questions like those on the exams and given in class. I do this by putting questions on one side and answers on the other side.

____  I record learning objective numbers along side notes or text material where appropriate.

____  I explain course material to someone to see if I understand what I am trying to say.

____  I answer all relevant End of Chapter (EOC) questions in writing.

____  I use the CDs, other resources, and the companion web site to view what I am studying.

____  I use the CDs, other resources, and the companion web site to practice what I learned.

____  I practice answering questions like the learning objectives and sample questions from class and I answer these on blank paper.

____  After studying on my own, I study with someone else who is doing well in the class. We practice answering each other’s practice questions and quizzing each other.

____  I use the +/- marking method in my Course Booklet until almost all minuses become pluses. * (See below.)

____  I get enough sleep the night before a test.

____  When I study, I add my own notes and diagrams to those in the Course Booklet and in the library.

____  I write down any questions I have about the material and ask those questions at the beginning of the next class or at my instructor's office.

____  I use some of the tips for remembering things that Dr. DG. suggested. 

2.  As a student, I could improve my performance in lecture by doing the following.

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  b.

  c.

* Here is how to use “the +/- marking method”. If  a study partner asks a question and the student answers correctly, the partner places a + symbol next to that question. If  a study partner asks a question and the student answers incorrectly, the partner places a – symbol next to that question. The student focuses on learning that specific item right away. Then, after the partner asks and marks a few more questions, the partner asks the first - question again. If the students answers correctly, the partner changes the – to a +. If the student answers incorrectly, the partner places another – next to that question. The student focuses on learning that specific item right away. The process is repeated until essentially all – symbols are changed to + symbols. Outcomes from this method include (1) practicing answering questions and doing so in unsuspected sequence, as occurs on tests, (2) identifying and immediately correcting weaknesses or gaps in knowledge, (3) practicing trouble areas repeatedly, (4) creating a written record of trouble areas (i.e., questions having many + symbols) for future extra attention.

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