Study Guide 12ans

Study Guide 12ans - Sociology of the Paranormal, Spring...

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Sociology of the Paranormal, Spring 2012 Study Guide (updated 2/2/12) The first exam is Thursday, February 16 th . It counts for 25% of the course grade. You need to prepare in advance. This study guide is designed to offer you some suggestions and strategies for preparing. General strategies o Keep up with readings, maintain high level of attendance o Re-write your notes in the evening o Review all materials weekly o Keep engaged in the class Participate in class and on the Discussion Board Form a “study group,” figure out what are the major points Converse with the professor o Use the “Questions for Paranormal Claims” to guide you What exactly is the claim? What is the context? Is an explanation provided? If so, how rigorous is it? Are alternative explanations conceivable? Is the claim testable? Has it been tested? What is the evidence offered? Of what quality? Do the readings o Keep up with the reading assignments o Read carefully and think about the material o Highlight the major points Come to lectures o Get enough sleep, minimize your distractions in class o Don’t just hear; listen! o
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