Biology G — General Botany Prerequisites: Biology G This course is designed to satisfy the major requirements for an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in the Biological Sciences. Biology G complements Biology G and G as the third of three in a sequence of survey courses. Biology G and Mathematics G or G or G or G or G, or Mathematics Placement Assessment A survey of extant living organisms including physiological and anatomical adaptations of organisms in response to their environment.
Rote learning Memorization is the process of committing something to memory. The act of memorization is often a deliberate mental process undertaken in order to store in memory for later recall items such as experiences, names, appointments, addresses, telephone numbers, lists, stories, poems, pictures, maps, diagrams, facts, music or other visual, auditory, or tactical information.
Memorization may also refer to the process of storing particular data into the memory of a device.
One of the most basic approaches to learning any information is simply to repeat it by rote. Typically this will include reading over notes or a textbook, and re-writing notes.
Reading and listening[ edit ] The weakness with rote learning is that it implies a passive reading and listening style.
Educators such as John Dewey have argued that students need to learn critical thinking — questioning and weighing up evidence as they learn. This can be done during lectures or when reading books.
A method that is useful during the first interaction with the subject of study is REAP method. This method helps students to improve their understanding of the text and bridge the idea with that of the author's. Reading a section to discern the idea.
Paraphrasing the idea from the author's perspective to the student's own words. Annotating the section with critical understanding and other relevant notes.
To ponder about what they read through thinking, discussing with others and reading related materials. Thus it allows possibility of elaboration and fulfillment of zone of proximal development.
Annotating and Encoding helps the student reprocess the content into concise and coherent knowledge which adds a meaningful symbolic fund of knowledge. Precis annotation, Organizing question annotation, Intentional annotation and Probe annotation are some of the annotation methods used.
The student looks at the topic to be learned by glancing over the major headings or the points in the syllabus. The student formulates questions to be answered following a thorough examination of the topic s. The student reads through the related material, focusing on the information that best relates to the questions formulated earlier.
The student summarizes the topic, bringing his or her own understanding into the process.
This may include written notes, spider diagrams, flow diagrams, labeled diagrams, mnemonicsor even voice recordings. The student answers the questions drafted earlier, avoiding adding any questions that might distract or change the subject. There are a variety of studies from different colleges nationwide that show peer-communication can help increase better study habits tremendously.
Flashcard training[ edit ] Flashcards are visual cues on cards. These have numerous uses in teaching and learning, but can be used for revision. Students often make their own flashcardsor more detailed index cards — cards designed for filing, often A5 size, on which short summaries are written.
Being discrete and separate, they have the advantage of allowing students to re-order them, pick a selection to read over, or choose randomly for self-testing. Software equivalents can be used.
Keywords[ edit ] Summary methods vary depending on the topic, but most involve condensing the large amount of information from a course or book into shorter notes. Often, these notes are then condensed further into key facts. Such as outlines showing keywords and definitions and relations, usually in a tree structure.
Using spider diagrams or mind maps can be an effective way of linking concepts together.Revision enabled White to be clearer by articulating concisely and directly an idea that was earlier implied; correspondingly, revision let him move an idea that was clear by the middle or end of an early draft to the beginning.
Dartmouth Writing Program support materials - including development of argument.
Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing. Mind Mirror Projects: A Tool for Integrating Critical Thinking into the English Language Classroom (), by Tully, in English Teaching Forum, State Department, Number 1 Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Metropolitan Community College.
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Revision is often the most neglected part of the writing process. Unlike editing, which focuses on correcting surface errors to make sure the paper complies with “the rules” of English, revision is the process of evaluating the argument and the ideas behind the paper and refining them to develop focus, nuance, and style.