Radical Women - Women resist fascism yesterday and today


Study Hints

Test-Taking Hints

Course Study Groups


Psychobiology of Women


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Women resist fascism yesterday and today
Study group sponsored by Radical Women

Are you concerned about recent actions by bigots and white supremacists? Learn about the far-right's misogynist and racist agenda and how women have opposed it. Discuss why rightwing and neo-Nazi groups are growing and how we can stop them.

Meets Thursdays October 26, November 2, 9, 30 and December 7
6:30-8:00 PM
4710 University Way NE, Suite 100
Call 206-985-4621 to enter building

For information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com, www.RadicalWomen.org, www.facebook.com/rwseattle


Tried and True Study Techniques:

It is best to implement these study techniques from the start of the quarter. You need two copies of the appropriate test(s) from the "practice test" page. Two copies of each of this quarter's test should also be used as the quarter progresses. Take each (practice or past) test first with your notes open. Patiently and methodically look up the answer to every single question on the test. Take your time. Look up even those answers that you swear you know already. For answers that are false (including incorrect multiple choice options) find out what's wrong with them. Look for where the "fooler" info came from. Did we dream it up? Sometimes we do but not often. Usually you'll find it attached to some other concept that was discussed around the time the target material of the question was discussed. Unless a question indicates that it came from readings, the answers to every question should be in your notes. If you can't find them, e-mail one of us to find out where it should be. Also send any questions. It's important to know why the correct answers are correct.

If you really do this well you should cover all the material repeatedly. It may be boring but with each pass through your notes, you'll pick up something new. Soon you'll know about where to look for everything. Force yourself to really read the notes on the topic anyway.

Once you've finished the open book test, take a break and then take the test again closed book. If you do well, great! Just read over your notes whenever you can before the test. If you do poorly, do the whole thing again. Slower. Read the notes as you look for the right stuff.

I suggest you first read the Techniques to Use during the Test and then go to the Practice Test page.

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Techniques to Use during the Test:

When the tests are returned many people cannot understand how they could possibly have given the wrong answer to a given question. The problem is that, during a test, we don't take the time to really read each question and option. To combat this problem, I strongly recommend reading skills that grade schools work hard to knock out of us.

Use your finger to point to each word as you read it.

Move your lips as you read. It will help you avoid missing words.

On multiple choice questions, read the introduction and option "A" as a single sentence. Use the finger and lips. Mark that option as True or False. Then read the intro again with option "B". Mark that option True or False. Then do options "C", "D," and "E" the same way. Do not stop just because you found one correct answer. Do the rest anyway.

When you finish with all the options to the question look over your T's and F's. If you have only one "T" (and there are no multiple answer options), you've got your answer. If you've marked more than one "T" and there can be only one answer, then you've got to go back and figure out which answer is really correct. And if multiple options can be correct, see if your selection matches what I let you select. The whole goal here is to prevent you from skimming the answers, missing a critical word or two that changes the whole meaning and then marking the wrong answer as correct.

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Course Study Groups:

We strongly recommend that you develop small study groups for this course. Please introduce yourself to 3 or 4 other students in the class and exchange e-mail addresses and/or phone numbers with them. Groups can help members understand complex material, share notes so that no one fears pausing to think during lecture (lest they miss some major concept for their notes), and can provide copies of lecture notes to members who are unavoidably absent from lecture sometime during the quarter.

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Contact the instructor at: nkenney@u.washington.edu