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Most of the information that appears here is not
directly related to the content of this
course. However, as the syllabus mentions, I consider it
my responsibility as a teacher to introduce you to information that can
help you succeed in achieving your educational goals.
A. The Declining Quality of Undergraduate Education (a news article)
B. What is a Research University? (Extract from a report by the Boyer Commission).
C. When Students' Conceptual Grasp Clashes with their Professors' (an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education).
D. Procrastination (an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education)
D(a). Bad Habits and Procrastination
D(b). How to Beat Procrastination
F. Arrogance and the Absence of Manners/ Why the Stupid Say they are Smart
F(a). Stupidity: An Educational Challenge
F(b). Take the Intellectual Humility Assessment Test
G. Incivility in the Classroom Breeds 'Education Lite' (an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education)
H. The Dangers of Multitasking
H(a). Music and Learning
I. Learning involves struggle.
J(a). Ten Proven Ways to Learn Faster
K. The Brain in Young Adults: A Second Chance
L. Sleep and health
L(a). Fall asleep in two minutes?
M. Money versus Passion: Choosing the Right Major
N. The Ignorantsia, the Brain, and Stupidity (multiple readings)
O. Cell Phone Use and Academic Performance
O(a). Electronic Devices in the Classroom and Grades
O(b). Cellphones and Cancer (audio)
P. Visual Literacy
Q. Requesting Letters of Recommendation
R. Faculty Workload/Tenure Application--PDF version. Note: Same version of this document but alternative format is available here.
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