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Always Do the Reading
Background Knowledge Expected
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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
One of the biggest struggles of my undergraduate career was physics. Upon taking Advanced Kinesiology I (PTH404), I continued to see some of these weaknesses play out in my academic performance. Advanced Kinesiology II is when everything clicked. This course takes all the basic principles of physics and kinesiology and begins actively applying them to different body structures and systems. This not only sparked new interest for me, but also helped provide a bigger conceptual picture of how these basic physics principles played into everyday movement. Through active movement and visual illustration, I gained a better understanding of physics and kinesiology than I had ever possessed.
Through participation in this course, I learned how important it is to actually physically perform movement to understand kinesiology. During exams, DBJ would encourage us to stand up and perform the movements described in each question. This is a tip that has carried with me through the rest of my academic career, and has benefited me greatly in other courses. Through the use of visuals such as vector analysis, I learned how important it is to be able to describe and illustrate a movement based off of your own understanding.
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To succeed in this course, I would highly recommend finding a strong peer group to study with. This group needs to be people that will push you to understand and demonstrate concepts, rather than memorize them. I would also encourage you to set up weekly meetings with DBJ, whether you feel as though you're struggling with the concepts being presented in class or not. This will give you opportunities to demonstrate and further your knowledge in the area of Advanced Kinesiology, and will benefit you greatly once exams come around as often his exam questions are more complex than those presented on quizzes or in class. I would also recommend to always do the readings, even though they may seem tedious or unnecessary. This will also help bring your understanding of the subject to a level DBJ expects of you on exams.