Category Archives: Study skills

Stop-motion Biology Definitions: A Survey

Have you heard of Vine? It’s a Twitter app that allows users to record 6-second, looping videos and upload them to Vine and other media, like YouTube and Facebook. We are considering building short stop-motion Vine videos to define the glossary … Continue reading

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“Exam Wrappers” Give Students a Chance to Reflect

How can we help students improve their exam scores? We can nag them to “Study more!” or “Study earlier!” or “Study smarter!” But in my experience, nothing has worked as well as a post-exam assessment tool (available on my course website) with … Continue reading

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How Can They Do Better? Our Students Know the Answer.

The exam 1 results are in, and many students are disappointed. Yesterday I handed back exams and asked students to answer this question on a quarter-sheet of paper: Are you satisfied with your exam score? (Yes or no?) If YES, … Continue reading

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Exam 1 Tutoring Session

This post is written by Matt Taylor As the fourth week of classes comes to a close, students are preparing for their first biology test (which in this case is mostly about chemistry). Some seek help from tutors, like me. … Continue reading

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