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GPSYC 160 Life Span Psychology

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    Jan 04, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's a great class, minimal stress. Dr. Lyons works hard to amicably teach, and she does a great job. The class is well-formatted. There are tons of low-stress assignments which give you a very solid, representative grade, allowing for leeway on big assignments.

    Course highlights:

    Even if you don't like Psych, and you're just trying to fill a GenEd, this is such an interesting class. Dr. Lyons doesn't give very many "busywork" assignments, and if you ever find yourself doing one, it's probably for the sake of giving you a better grade and teaching you how to learn. Her clicker questions are the main example of this, letting you study during class and get credit for doing so.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to read the assigned chapter before taking the test, and you need to highlight important information in the chapter so that you can find it while taking chapter tests. Often times, they're open book. Sometimes they aren't. Make sure, though, that you understand the material, because several questions on the open book tests will be application-based and won't have a direct answer in the text. Assignments are almost always electronic, and when they are, they're timed.

    • Fall 2016
    • Claire Lyons
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