Exam_Tips - WHAT IS ON THE EXAM? Anything we have studied...

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WHAT IS ON THE EXAM? Anything we have studied can be on the exam. Derivations: approximately 35% of the exam. Focus on questions from the second half of the course. PANIC ATTACKS – A VICIOUS CIRCLE When you don’t see the solution, you panic. When you panic, it becomes impossible to see the solution. AVOIDING PANIC: Try to do as much as possible MECHANICALLY (without too much creative thinking.) truth-functional expansions (the expansion itself) interpretations (set-up) derivations (getting started) quantificational concept explanations (getting started) even symbolizations have mechanical aspects! If you learn to do as much as possible mechanically, you may find yourself halfway through a question before you have to do any real problem-solving. PHL 245:  Study Tips Niko Scharer 1
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RELIEVING PANIC: When you feel yourself panicking: Put down your pen/pencil Breathe Sit up, stretch, roll your shoulders, move your body Close your eyes, clear your head, massage your temples Before looking at that question again: Tell yourself the first steps in solving that sort of question. Start fresh. Consider working on a different question. But, don’t start looking for another question to work on until your feeling of panic has subsided. DO NOT:
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