EDUC 1300 Study Guide

EDUC 1300 – Study Guide

If you can answer these questions, you have mastered the material from these chapters.  These questions also serve as your mid-term and final study guide.


Chapter 1:

What are the six basic truths about the culture of college?

Why must goals be measurable?

Why is change important to growth?

What is a narrative statement?

How can your goal setting help you achieve your educational dreams?

Why is open-mindedness important in your college education?


Chapter 2:

What does the word “adversity” mean?

What are the five characteristics of self-esteem?

Explain how self esteem plays a role in one’s motivation?

How can the “I CAN’T Syndrome” affect your classroom performance?

What is a comfort zone and how can you get one?

Define the word “character” and discuss how it plays a role in your motivation level.


Chapter 3:

What can I do to accept criticism more easily?

Where can I find information about scholarships?

List three tips for succeeding in a class where the professor and I do not have the same first language.

Why is personal decorum important in a college classroom?

Discuss two ways that you can keep yourself safe on campus.

Why are college professors so different that teachers in high school?


Chapter 4:


Discuss five ways to avoid procrastination. 

Why is it important to create a to do list every night?

What is “cortisol” and how does it affect memory?

What is one of the major problems from procrastinating?

Discuss five ways to manage your time better at home.

Why is planning so important? 



Chapter 5:


What is a logodaedalian? 

How can fixation help increase reading speed? 

What are the five starter questions (words) you can use to construct test questions from headings?

What is reading comprehension?

Why is it important to know your reading speed?

What does frequency have to do with reading speed and comprehension?


Chapter 6:

What is an introvert?

What is the definition of “tactile” and how do you use it?

Explain the difference between a learning style and your dominant intelligence.

How can your personality type affect your study time?

What is the difference between a visual learning style and a visual intelligence?

Briefly discuss each of the three learning styles.


Chapter 7:

What are the four components of the Chinese verb, “to listen”?

Why is it important to identify key words during a lecture?

What is objective listening?

Discuss the five steps in the L-Star Note- Taking System.

List and discuss the four aspects of the Chinese verb, “to listen.”

When would be the best time to use the Mapping System of note taking?  Justify your answer.


Chapter 8:

Discuss three strategies for studying math.

Why are mnemonics important?

What is the difference between short-term and long-term memory?

Discuss the five steps in VCR3.

How does repetition help?

What is H2 FLIB and how can it help you?


Chapter 9:

Define “academic integrity.”

List and discuss at least five types of academic dishonesty.

Why is integrity important to you as a college student?

Discuss five ways to reduce text anxiety.

Identify and discuss five ways to get a better night’s sleep.

What are the three types of testing responses?

Chapter 10:

Why is emotional retraint important?

How can looking at an issue holistically help me?

Why is asking questions so important in crticial thinking?

Define fact and opinion and give an example of each.

Define “ad hominem” and find and example of this in a recent newspaper or magazine.


Chapter 12

Why is it important to analyze an audience before you prepare a presentation to deliver to them?

Why is it important to know something about a topic before you make a presentation?

Where do you find the thesis?


Chapter 13

Why are relationships important?

What does it mean to be a culture of one?

Explain how relationships are important.

What are the different components of culture?

What constitutes sexual harassment?

How are you a culture of one.


Chapter 14

What is the difference between health and wellness?

What are some of the residual damages from drugs and alcohol?

What is depression?

How can you improve depression if you have it?


Chapter 15

What is meant by “plan for a career-not a series of jobs”?

What are five of the steps to career and decision making?

What is shadowing?

Why is networking important?

Why is flexibility important?

Discuss five of the nine steps to making a career decision.