When You See a Resource Labeled as for Self-Testing
Frequently in this course, I
provide two versions of the same resource:
- A table that has only a few columns or rows
filled in (I label it as for Self-Testing.)
- A table that as my answers for all of the columns
and rows—sometimes it will be handwritten and sometimes typed
The resources for Self-Testing are for the same reason
that I let you test yourself on the Check Your Knowledge quizzes before you
read. To learn, you first must realize
that you do NOT know.
- You read over the version with my answers and you
think “Ah, I know that.”
- You look at the version for self-testing and you
may suddenly recognize “I know have no idea what this is.”
How Do I Recommend That You Use the Two Versions of the Same Resource?
With some of the content, it is fine for you just
to try in your mind to fill in the table for self-testing enough to realize that you do not know.
With the content where you have to write or where
you missed a Check Your Knowledge quiz question, I would do this:
- Print the version for self-testing.
- Read the content for a column.
- Try to fill in the column with your brief, reminder-type answers and
the page number where you are reading.
Brief means it fits in the column.
Reminder-type answers means you are reminding yourself of what you understood, not paraphrasing the original source.
Example of a grocery
list reminder to yourself:
You would write: ˝ gal milk
You would not write: one half-gallon
of milk pasteurized in the white box with red letters and the store brand
- Compare your answers to mine. Do not
worry about the words being the same—but be sure the meaning is the same.
- If I saw things in the source that you
didn’t, go look at the source again.
- If you still do not understand, ask.
Copyright C. J. Bibus,