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How to do well in Economics


How to do well in economics class
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1. Do not procrastinate!

2. “chunk” your work....in other words- break up a large assignment into
manageable portions over time.

3. Ask for help.
4. Visit the Homework Club
5. Stay after school in the Media Center.
6. Have a certain goal that you want to accomplish with the weekly laptop days in class.
7. Ask for help from me in class, in the hallways, via email, etc...
8. Read the directions and rubrics.
9. Understand what is expected from you.
10. Do your weekly current events...and pass it in.
11. Do your homework....and pass it in.
12. Start a study group.
13. Ask for help.
14. Actively participate in class.
15. Remember that the larger projects require a portfolio and a presentation.
16. Visit https://sites.google.com/a/sau23.org/snichols/daily-calendar to see what we are doing and have done in class.
17. Use your planner/agenda and/or your Google Calendar to manage your time.
18. Visit
https://sites.google.com/a/sau23.org/snichols/ to see important updates to due dates, rubrics and expectations.
19. “I Love it when a plan comes together!” Outline what you want to achieve and when you are going to achieve it. This applies to life as well as this class.
20. Manage your time effectively. Use your planner/ agenda and/or your Google Calendar.
21. Get a good night’s sleep. Studies have proven that people who get 8-10 hours sleep a night do better.
22. Eat healthy, cut out too much caffeine ( yes, the big cans of Monster are not good for you!).

Real World-Semester Class: your Real World Project will be due at the end of the quarter. This gives you approximately 8 weeks to complete this assignment. Do NOT procrastinate. Ask for help from people that have experienced living in the real world.
-I would recommend that you focus on your fixed expenses first(such as rent, car payments, car insurance, cable, Internet, phone(s), Netflix, etc.). Your fixed expenses will account for  very large percentage of your monthly balance sheet.

- I also recommend that fill out the Weekly Meal Planner handout and you go grocery shopping as soon as you can to get the costs of your groceries.
You will need a binder of some sort to pass in your portfolio. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me for help. If you need a 3 Ring Binder please ask me and I can provide one for you. You do NOT need to spend any money to complete this project. You have to budget what it will cost you to live in the Real World for 12 months and write a one page reflection paper. I expect your portfolio to be neat and organized. I expect your presentation to be 4-6 minutes. The rubrics, reasoning's, etc for this project can be found @ https://sites.google.com/a/sau23.org/snichols/economics/real-world-project

Business Plan- Semester Class- CP only: your Business Plan is due approximately the 12th week of this class. Do NOT procrastinate. You will need a binder of some sort to pass in your portfolio. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me for help. If you need a 3 Ring Binder please ask me and I can provide one for you.You have the option of completing this assignment as an individual or a with a partner. I highly suggest that you partner with someone else as there is quite a bit of work to accomplish. You do NOT need to spend any money to complete this project. Use the checklist I have provided to keep track of the the work you have accomplished and what you will need to focus on in the coming weeks. You have to write a one page reflection paper. I expect your portfolio to be neat and organized. I expect your group presentation to approximately 45 minutes. The rubrics, reasoning's, etc for this project can be found @ https://sites.google.com/a/sau23.org/snichols/economics/business-plan.

Wedding Planner - Semester Class: your Wedding Planner is due at the end of the second quarter. This gives you approximately 16 weeks to complete this assignment.  Do NOT procrastinate. Ask for help from people that have experienced planning a wedding.
- I would recommend that you focus on completing the Real World Planner instead of trying to tackle two or three large projects at the same time. This does not mean that you can not work on this project at various points in the 16 weeks but try to keep your priorities in line. Finding larger price items such as an engagement ring,  dresses and tuxedos would be a good idea during the first 8 weeks.
You do NOT need to spend any money to complete this project. Use the checklist I have provided to keep track of the the work you have accomplished and what you will need to focus on in the coming weeks. You have to write a one page reflection paper. I expect your portfolio to be neat and organized. I expect your presentation to be 10-15 (General) & 15-20 (CP) minutes. The rubrics, reasoning's, etc for this project can be found @ https://sites.google.com/a/sau23.org/snichols/economics/wedding-planner.

100 Key Economic Terms: this is your final exam and will take place during finals week. This will be in approximately 18 weeks. I will quiz you approximately every week on 10 of the terms. I recommend that you keep your quizzes as a study guide. I will also have your class complete a PowerPoint/ Website that will have a definition, example and picture to help you understand and study the terms. We will also being doing several other methods that will help you understand the terms in order to do well on the final exam. The list of the 100 terms can be found @ https://sites.google.com/a/sau23.org/snichols/economics/100-key-terms
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