ERIC Number: EJ1074887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Potential Danger in Pre-Populating Exam Note Sheets with Formulas
McCaskey, Timothy L.
Physics Teacher, v53 n6 p363-366 Sep 2015
In previous work, I allowed students in my introductory physics course to write note sheets to prepare for exams, and I analyzed the contents as a way of determining what students saw as important in my course. In the present study, I tried a new note sheet approach where I supplied some equations for their notes in advance, thinking that doing so would focus students on other important conceptual aspects of the course. In all cases, I gave a brief survey to get student perspectives on their exam preparation. In addition, I introduced an online pre-exam forum asking students to respond to two short questions about how they might prepare their notes for the exam.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Physics, Test Preparation, Notetaking, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Educational Practices, Test Wiseness, Content Analysis, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois