Blog Statistics
  • Views: 19635
  • Articles: 31
  • Comments: 7
  • Status: Public
  • Who's Viewing: 2
  • Guest
  • Guest
2 Guests  0 Members
Posted by bio_man   September 21, 2017   40 views

Taking a physics exam without first practicing problem solving is like pinch-hitting in a crucial game without having taken batting practice.

Preparing for an exam in physics has two parts. You must make sure that you know how to work problems given a list of formulae, and you must ensure that you can reproduce the formulae. These tasks are rather separate.

The first step in ensuring that you can work problems is to keep up with the assignments as they are due. There is simply too much to learn to postpone this work to the last minute. As you go along you should make sure that you have mastered each type of problem. You should review assigned problems that you got wrong and get help with those where you do not understand what you did wrong. Y [ ... ]
physics studying study tips exams how-to
Posted in Tackling the test
« Last Edit: Sep 22, 2017 by bio_man »
No Comments | Write Comment
Posted by bio_man   September 21, 2017   53 views

Once you begin a test, follow these 10 steps to better test-taking.

You need to have a game plan to take a math test. This plan is different from plans for taking history, English, humanities, and some science tests. Once you begin a test, follow these 10 steps to better test-taking. The game plan is to get the most points in the least amount of time. Many students lose test points because they use the wrong test-taking strategies for math. By following these ten steps, you can demonstrate more knowledge on the test and get more questions right.

Step 1

Use a memory data dump. Upon receiving your test, turn it over and write down the information that you put on your mental cheat sheet. Your mental cheat sheet has now turned into a mental list a [ ... ]
Effective studying Exam prep Time savers tips math tests
Posted in Tackling the test
No Comments | Write Comment
Posted by bio_man   September 21, 2017   49 views

Tuition and textbook prices are still rising, but there are tactics out there to keep the educational bill low.

In today's less-than-ideal economy, college students aren't likely the immediate sufferers of crumbling stock, but the trickle-down effect is surely tightening your budgets.

You won't catch a break with tuition – as state budgets get tighter, public universities will receive less funding which leaves them little choice in the matter. Textbook companies won't find the answer in slashing prices, either.

What will be sacrificed in the educational space are supplemental resources such as one-on-one tutoring, private test-prep courses and classroom materials like solutions manuals.

For the cash-strapped student (aren't we all?) cost-effect [ ... ]
Student trends going green wealth economy library texbook
Posted in Miscellaneous tips
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2017 by bio_man »
No Comments | Write Comment
Posted by bio_man   September 20, 2017   63 views

This article explores why the drop-out rate among engineering students is extremely high.

Exactly how high is a "high drop-out rate"? Brace yourself, this is a big one: In the United States, 50% of engineering students drop out or switch to a non-engineering major each year.

What's up with that?

In India, 450,000 students graduate each year with engineering degrees. In China, 300,000. In America? 100,000. Again, I echo, What's up with that?

The reasons behind the high drop-out rate are debatable. An engineering friend of mind noted that at his school, student enrolled in engineering-prep classes (calculus, physics, etc.) had a much heavier work-load than students pursuing other degrees. Maybe the green eye of envy gets the best of the overworke [ ... ]
failing dropping-out engineering high school engineer
Posted in Student trends
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2017 by bio_man »
No Comments | Write Comment
Posted by cloveb   September 4, 2017   202 views

I hope I'm not interrupting your classroom with this blog, but it's quite possible.

A recent survey found that one out of every five students is enrolled in an online course.  While it's an impressive stat, I can't say I'm surprised.

This very blogger took three online courses during her college career, the first of which was mandatory for my major, and only offered online.  I have to admit, I felt slightly cheated.  No, I'm not against online learning, but I felt it should be an option, not a requirement.  I enjoyed going to class (mostly…) and felt that if I was expected to learn, I should be given adequate time and space, and not the virtual kind.

That was then.  This is now.

After being pushed into the online learning world, I quickly re [ ... ]
College know-how Student trends online courses college online
Posted in College know-how
No Comments | Write Comment
1 2 3 ... 7 »
RSS Feed   RSS Articles Feed   RSS Comments Feed
More Syndication Links