PSYC-2301-Handbook-Visualizing

PSYC-2301-Handbook-Visualizing - PSYCHOLOGY 2301 A STUDENT...

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Page 1 of 13 PSYCHOLOGY 2301 A STUDENT SUPPLEMENTARY HANDBOOK TO ACCOMPANY Visualizing Psychology By Siri Carpenter Karen Huffman Denise Boyd Joanne Hsu Karen Saenz HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM 2008
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Page 2 of 13 WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY TEXTBOOK To succeed in this course, you must have the appropriate textbook. There are several textbooks currently in use by instructors of PSYC 2301 at Houston Community College. Check your instructor's syllabus to be certain that you have the textbook s/he has specified. THE PURPOSE OF THIS HANDBOOK At Houston Community College, PSYC 2301: Introduction to Psychology includes a core set of topics and concepts. This material is covered in all classes at all campuses and is tested in a comprehensive final examination at the end of the course. This Supplementary Handbook is intended as a guide to the specific concepts, terms, and objectives representing the core topics that will be covered on the departmental final exam. You are encouraged to use this Supplementary Handbook as your guide to prepare for the final exam by responding to the Learning Objectives and defining the Key Terms. CLASS PREPARATION AND STUDY GUIDELINES The study of psychology is not hard, but there is a lot of material to learn. Students are expected to keep up with all of the assigned reading. You should understand the material and be able to relate it to real human behavior. The information presented below is designed to help you learn the subject by providing the kinds of study hints you can employ successfully in any college class you take. HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SPEND STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY? To be successful, a good guideline for any college class of the amount of time you need to invest outside of class is two hours for each hour you spend in class. If you can make this commitment, you should encounter no serious problems in completing all assignments and preparing comfortably for tests. You should spend your time doing the following: Read Ahead The best starting place is the Course Schedule in your syllabus. It will specify the material that needs to be covered in the sequence deemed most appropriate by your instructor. You should always maintain a disciplined reading schedule so that you can stay current with assigned readings; falling behind in your reading can be disastrous. You should read ahead all the material that will be covered in the next class. This reading will acquaint you with the Learning
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Page 3 of 13 Objective Questions and the Key Terms that will be covered in class. With this knowledge, you will be prepared to ask questions and discuss relevant topics. Read Effectively Create a comfortable reading environment for yourself. Avoid distractions and interruptions. Be alert and attentive. Don’t rush yourself. These “little things” will increase your comprehension of the subject. Use your Supplementary Handbook as a guide for your reading. Keep a dictionary by your side to look up any unfamiliar words.
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