If you have any questions about how to do the journals, review the Journal Guidelines link. Happy synthesis and analysis!
As mentioned in both the Forum and Assignments pages, the focus this week is to consider all the readings and activities that have come before. As you read over the questions below, think about how they might relate to previous readings and assignments, and see how you can incorporate earlier ideas in your journal.
Did you try either of the SQ3R or PQRST methods? Were there any steps harder than the others? Please explain why. Tell why you would (or would not) use either of these methods in the future.
If you had to explain the preview techniques to beginners, what would you say? Which features of previewing would you highlight?
Imagine yourself being responsible for introducing biology to a group of studentsall about eleven years old. You have one week to do it. What plan might you develop in order to give the group not only a taste of biology but the enthusiasm to learn more about it?
What does the quotation No mathematician can be a complete mathematician unless she is also something of a poet mean to you? What possible relationship is there between mathematics and poetry?
As noted in last week’s journal assignment, the questions are here to help launch your thinking. A well-developed journal will address the fundamental ideas, explore connections between the issues brought up, demonstrate your understanding of the key concepts, and communicate your thoughts in a clear and compelling manner.