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  • Answering Objective Test QuestionsFebruary 23, 2014 - 4:56 am

    Objective test questions require you to choose from two or more answers. They include multiple choice questions, true/false questions, and matching questions. You only have to recognize accurate information, so you’ll probably find them easier than subjective questions that ask you to produce information. You still must carefully prepare for them, however, and use good […]

  • The Terrible Professor and YouJanuary 25, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    One of my students asked me to write about the challenges of dealing with a terrible professor.  That got me to think about all the professors I’ve had over the years.  I’ve probably taken well over a hundred college courses.  Out of all the college courses I’ve taken, I’ve only had two terrible professors.  (Most […]

  • Making a Study ScheduleJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    Today I’m going to talk about the importance of making yourself a study schedule, particularly if you’re taking a course that requires a lot of memorization.  I learned how to do this when I was in physical therapy school.  We were required to take more than 20 credits per quarter and had multiple tests per […]

  • First Day of ClassJanuary 10, 2014 - 3:29 am

    Class starts on Monday at the community college where I teach.  I always feel a little nervous before the first day of class.  I remind myself that my students are probably more scared of me than I am of them, since Human Anatomy and Physiology is a notoriously difficult, time consuming course. Students, though, have […]