ECO2023 - When to watch the lectures

ECO2023 - When to watch the lectures - students Now when...

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I have received several emails and questions from students asking about the reading--both what to read and when to read it. The “what to read” question is easiest to answer: You are responsible for everything in the assigned chapter, so you probably should read all the assigned chapters. In particular, on each test I try to include 1 or 2 questions about material that is in the book but which I did not cover in lecture. However, I try to make these questions relatively straightforward so that if you have read the book, you ought to get the question correct. Note that I am saying “read the book” and not “study the book” (and also not “skim the book”) There is a difference between skim, read, and study. I think reading the book will work for most
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Unformatted text preview: students. Now, when should you read the chapters--before the lecture or after? In past semesters I have asked the students who were earning A’s how they approached the course. Most--say 2/3 or so--said that they skimmed the chapter before the lecture and then read the chapter carefully after the chapter. Some--say the remaining 1/3--either said they read the chapter thoroughly before the lecture or after the lecture. You have to figure out what works best for you. But, to a person ALL these A students said that they were careful to watch EVERY lecture. So I think the lesson here is clear: BE SURE TO WATCH THE LECTURES! Mark Rush...
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