Rules for Study Guide Approach

  1. Cover material within context of interesting topics.
  2. Learn material on a need-to-know basis.
  3. Use text book as reference and not for course stucture. Assign only the pages that are appropriate for current topic.
  4. Provide study questions to focus students' attention on important information. Use study questions as test questions.

Example of Rule #1 Learning In Context

The following is an abbreviated version of the lecture schedule.

I. Cellular Communication:
Bear walks in the room and....

II. Genetics:
What are the molecular causes of sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, and Huntington's disease?

III. Biochemistry of Cells:

IV. Interesting Topics:

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