To accomplish this, new concepts/material should: (1) build on what you already know AND (2) be exposed to the brain several times and in several different ways (seeing, hearing, reading, talking). Therefore, it is recommended that as you approach the new course material you look for connections with what you already know (e.g., from other lectures, classes or experiences); and study the material from different resources (e.g., lecture notes, text book chapters, other readings), and in different ways (e.g., applying material through homework, taking practice quizzes, and talking about the material with classmates). I also encourage you to form small study groups that meet weekly. For information on learning/training your brain, check out these websites: ; Students are given access to lecture notes before each chapter. These are in Word format and contain lecture outlines and important figures not found in your text. Note: I do not share my Powerpoint slides, so please don’t ask. You may look for any missed material on the Tegrity- captured lecture. I suggest you bring the lecture outline with you to class to take written notes. Research on learning shows that students learn better when they take notes by hand than when they type with a keyboard. Writing by hand allows a student to process a lecture’s contents and reframe it — a process of reflection and manipulation that can lead to better understanding and memory encoding. Thus, I strongly discourage the use of laptops, tablets, and other electronics in this classroom . (see Canvas “Additional required readings” ).
4 Civility Policies : My commitment is to create a climate for learning characterized by respect for each other. I ask that you make a similar commitment. You are expected to abide by the Student Conduct Code. Students who are unfamiliar with the Student Conduct Code are directed to the M- Book Online ( ). Lecture begins promptly on the hour (8am, noon or 3pm for sections 01, 02, 03, respectively). It is expected that you arrive to class on time ; tardiness is disrespectful to your classmates and the instructor. If you do arrive late, you should plan to sit at the back of the room so as not to disturb others. Likewise, if you must leave early, you are expected be respectful of your classmates and be as unobtrusive as possible when you make your exit. All cellular phones should be turned-off/silenced during lecture time. Inappropriate communication (verbal, email, phone, etc.) with the course instructor and/or teaching assistants is not acceptable. It may result in a reduction in your course grade or an “F”. Other action may also be warranted. Your relationship with your course instructor and/or teaching assistant should be academically-appropriate and respectful. In this course, the appropriate way to address these individuals is by title (instructor= “Dr.” or “Professor”; TAs= “Mr.” or “Ms.”) . Phrases or words such as “Hey,” etc. do not show professionalism or academic respect.
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