Anonymous Student Evaluations
"The study guide was key and backbone to this course. I liked
the 'need-to-know' structure of reading, rather than reading from a bunch
of out of focus material."
"Having the Study Guide (SG) questions made the material less
intimidating by breaking a million concepts into separate, singled-out
"Instead of memorizing pages upon pages of information for
no reason, we applied specific knowledge that we learned. This application
and thus reason for understanding the material was a big advantage."
"I don't remember falling asleep once."
"The way the course was structured around the SG and different
sections of the book as opposed to proceeding chapter by chapter made a
huge difference in my ability to retain the information."
"The SG made you do the work and then recall it in your own
"I especially like the method of learning material to build
up the 'stories', rather than just learning chapters. This way the material
made more sense and didn't seem like memorizing for the sake of studying.
Should keep this method. I liked it very much."
"Having the information organized in story units made it more
interesting and really made the material come together and make sense as
"The SG/textbook combination was very helpful. They complemented
each other very well; the text was sometimes unclear, but the SG would
clear it up."
"Easy-to-use study guide was awesome!"
"The stories and asides of the SG made the reading entertaining
and related what we were learning to the real world -- something that every
course should do."
"The class was an upbeat and fast-moving environment. A lot
was demanded of you. We didn't get a straight lecture, rather it was a
discussion where the students actively contributed...we were expected to
prepare the material and we were not going to be led by the hand."
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