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Upgrade: Getting More Out of Science and Engineering Courses


Having been students for many, many years, we all have our own ways of learning. The change from high school to college study offers an opportunity for us to rethink and evaluate our own activeness in learning. This series is designed to provide a forum for reflection and discussion of our study methods and goals, and engagement with courses to help you get more out of science and engineering courses.
 
 
   
   

Getting More Out of the First Week of Class 

Have you wondered what you can really get out of going to the first week of class? This McGraw Workshop is designed to help you get more out this administrative week by helping you evaluate your own personal goals and motivations for courses.
Thursday, Feb. 6, 12:30-2:00, 330 Frist

Getting More Out of Lectures and Precepts

Instructors all have their own approaches to lecturing and leading precept. Although there sometimes cannot be much that a student can do to improve lecturing, there is plenty that students can do to get more out of these large group settings. This McGraw Workshop is designed to help you better utilize lecture time to help you achieve your goals for the class.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2:30-4:00, 330 Frist


Getting More Out of Office Hours and Labs

Office hours and laboratories provide a venue for valuable small group or one-on-one learning with the course instructors. This McGraw Workshop is designed to help you learn and discuss strategies to better use this time.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2:30-4:00, 330 Frist

Getting More Out of Homework 

Move beyond simply doing homework, to having the homework work with you to reach your learning goals. This McGraw Workshop is designed to help you rethink homework so that you can better utilize this course resource.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2:30-4:00, 330 Frist

Getting More Out of Studying & Exam Prep for Science and Engineering Courses HAS BEEN CANCELED

Instead of studying only for the sake of the exam, why not have studying work toward your own learning goals. This McGraw Workshop is designed to help you understand your goals and develop helpful strategies to achieve those goals through practice.
Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2:30-4:00, 330 Frist