Unit 2: What’s Required and What’s Not (and a guide to other things that may help you)

Tips: What Helps Learning? or use this URL: http://www.cjbibus.com/Getting_Started_FAQsWhatHelpsLearning.pdf


Like all of the Units in the course, when used with the required textbook, Unit 2 contains all the content you need and all assignments. Tips: Stay in the Unit to succeed.


1.       Required: Read—and use consistentlythe 1-page Course Schedule at the end of the Syllabus & Schedule! The Course Schedule tells you when each assignments is due, including when you should begin planning your work and when you must complete an assignment to earn extra credit. Tip from a prior (and very successful) student: Print the Course Schedule, hang it so you see it from your computer, and check off each assignment as you do it.


Before you begin with the first Chapter, notice what is in this Unit and in the Course Schedule. You see:

·         The link to the Study Guide for Unit 2’s two-part exam, with the date when its content is visible

·         5 learning units (Title: Blackboard Icon for a Learning Module used for each Chapter), one for each textbook Chapter.

·         A statement that shows where you will see the 2 parts of Unit 2’s exam on the date in the Course Schedule

·         Resources used throughout the Unit—with the current one being the forum Students Helping Students with History


2.       Click on Chapter 5 (Title: Blackboard Icon for a Learning Module used for each Chapter) and then click on Figuring It Out (Learning is More Than Memorizing), which includes in this order:

·         Links from Your Instructor – links made in response to students’ questions about how facts fit together

·         Required: Chapter 5 InQuizitive  - Click on it to start determining what you know and you don’t know—and where you need to read in your textbook.

·         Other resources for the chapter if applicable


3.       Required: Primary Sources from This Era Provides  primaries required for the Unit Exam.

4.       Optional Resources from the Textbook Publisher – Includes brief video explanations of difficult content from the textbook author.


5.       Required: If you remained puzzled by a quiz question or if you want to earn points by helping others, click on the Students Helping Students with History. Tip: You earn points by asking questions or answering them.

6.       Repeat the steps above with each Chapter. Tip: To succeed, do your work by the date in the Course Schedule.

7.       Required: On the date the Course Schedule lists for the Current Analysis of Primaries to open, click on the Current Analysis  folder (Title: Blackboard Icon for a folder used for such things as Comparisons). You first do a proposal of the primaries you will use and a plan of how you will organize your content. Your feedback from your instructor may require that you revise your proposed primaries and/or your plan for content. The objective of the instructor’s feedback is to help you correct what may be dangerous errors in your analysis before you write.  Tip: The folder has instructions and everything you need for this.


8.       On the date the Course Schedule lists for the Study Guide’s content to be visible, click on the Study Guide link and prepare. Take the 2 parts of the exam:
Required: Unit 2 Objective (mainly multiple choice and matching) and
Required: Unit 2 Written Exam.
Tip: The content—not the exact words—in the Unit Objective Exam comes from the textbook, not InQuizitive. InQuizitive is meant to be from the textbook, but I have had students show me places in InQuizitive that can lead students to misinterpret.

FYI: Frequently, those sections are in the feedback to a wrong answer to a question. Students find that feedback naturally. A prof cannot—within the limits of a 24-hour day—click on every answer to make it be a wrong answer and then compare that feedback to the pages of the textbook.



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