Study guide on MIS250 and Being Successful.docx

A define information systems b list the five

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questions (don’t look, back, just try to answer the questions first)? a. Define information systems: b. List the five components of information systems: 2. ‘Working with others’ is an example of which of the 4 non-routine cognitive skills that can be learned from studying IS? _a. Abstract reasoning _b. Systems thinking _c. Collaboration _d. Ability to experiment My top advice to being successful in this class is : read the study guide carefully before class; take notes during class; review the study guide again Example Flash card Front: 4 nonroutine cognitive skills enumerated by Robert Reich that can be learned from studying IS: Collaboration Back: working with others to accomplish a common goal
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as soon as you are able to after class, and finally, read the assigned reading. Try to at least look the reading over before class, but read it carefully as close to class as possible. Many students find flash cards helpful for being successful on exams and quizzes in this class. If you have never used flash cards, I encourage you to try them. Make flash cards from the study guides for any term or concept covered. Here is an example flash card for one of the 4 nonroutine cognitive skills covered above. You would make three more with the other three terms. When you are studying, look at the front and try to remember the definition on the back. Also try the reverse, read the definition and try to remember the term or concept on the front. 5. When lost, ask questions. My motto is ‘when you learn I win,’ and I want to help you learn. If you are confused, speak up –it is likely that others are also unsure, so go ahead and ask. I promise to give your question careful consideration and to answer as best I can –I don’t want to embarrass you, even if the answer is written on the board in giant letters ;-). Some students feel they are an inconvenience if they ask for help and prefer to hire a tutor, talk with a friend or figure it out on their own. But I can most likely help you get back on track faster than anyone else. Office hours –I hold office hours each week (consult the syllabus), this is time set aside for you to come and talk about class, assignments, MIS as a major, career choices you may be considering, or most anything else related to your education. If those office hours are not convenient, I am frequently in my office at other times –just stop by and if I am not meeting with someone else I am happy to talk to you. Alternatively, email me so we can find a time that works for you and I. Bottom line, come and see me, it can’t hurt your grade and if nothing else will help me to remember your name and face in class, which is always a good thing. 6. Systematically put in the effort The university expectation is that for every credit hour students put in three hours of effort. This is a three credit class, so that means we expect 9 hours a week. We meet for 4 hours a week, so that leaves 5 more that need to be factored into your schedule. Maybe you have a job, a family and a hobby you enjoy doing. Those are certainly important. However, you made a choice to go to school because you wanted a
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  • Spring '14
  • J.Valacich
  • MIS

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