Access and Inclusion
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Break It Down
- Outline each chapter and do the readings while taking notes.
- Continue to review your notes and practice assignments.
- Make flashcards for terms, dates, people etc. ongoing.
- Meet weekly with a study group to discuss the lectures/readings.
- Begin to review chapter summaries and your chapter outlines/notes.
- Ask professor about the format of test and depth of knowledge expected.
- Carry your flashcards with you at all times and look them over.
- Create questions for each chapter and from lecture notes.
- Meet with study group and test each other.
- Get old tests and do trial testing.
- Do visualizations of test area and stay relaxed.
- Study from the general (concepts and theories) to the specific (details).
- Write outlines for predicted essay questions or practice problem sets.
- Continue to review lecture and reading notes and flashcards.
- Meet with study group one last time to go over important points.
- Get a good nights sleep, eat a good breakfast.
- Practice deep breathing walking to exam.
Writing a Research Paper
- Brainstorm topics - pick a topic.
- Brainstorm ideas around the topic.
- Do a little preliminary research on topic.
- Create a working outline/go to writing center or peer and talk about it.
- See professor about topic, outline, and suggested resources.
- Research topic- try to fill in outline with information.
- Make note cards with information pertaining to outline as you read.
- Organize note cards and fill in outline.
- See professor with outline/ talk to peers in class/go to writing center.
- Prewriting- just begin to write your feelings about writing the paper then.
- Begin to write an idea or two.
- If you're not stuck begin with your thesis introduction.
- You may even begin to write your conclusion.
- Break the Body of the paper into parts.
- Write the parts- be sure to include transition sentences.
- Read the paper to yourself and to a friend.
- Have a friend proofread the paper for content and flow redo
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