Two homework tasks due Aug. 29 at 11:59 PM

Leftover activity from first class. If you haven’t already, please send me an email that fits the description in the link.

Task 1 – About 80 minutes

Learning targets: active and critical reading, pre-reading, annotation, studying

PRO TIP: Read all instructions completely.

  1. Print the transcript to Carol Dweck’s “The Power of Believing You Can Improve.” 5 minutes.
  2. Preview the quiz about Dweck’s talk that you’re going to take to prepare you to actively read/listen to it. Fewer than 5 minutes.
  3. While viewing Dweck’s talk, stop the video at the end of each page of the transcript and take a few minutes to annotate that page of your transcript. To annotate means to mark up your text. Try these marks: Circle any important words. Write down any questions you can think of (and you should try to think of some). Put a question mark next to anything you don’t understand. Make notes that connect what Dweck is saying to your own experiences learning complex materials or skills (in school or beyond). About 25 minutes.
  4. Study in preparation for the quiz. You should be able to answer the first three questions about growth and fixed mindset from memory before you take the quiz. About 20 minutes.
    • To study, you could a) teach the concepts to a friend, b) write definitions of the concepts from memory and check your answers against the transcript, c) make and practice with flashcards, or d) draw concept maps for each of the terms and test yourself by seeing if you can redraw them accurately from memory.
  5. Test your mastery of the key concepts in Dweck’s talk. Take the quiz without using your transcript to jog your memory. Submit your answers no later than 11:59 pm Aug. 29. About 25 minutes.
  6. Bring your annotated transcript to class Friday and be prepared to discuss your quiz answers.
Carol Dweck, “The Power of Believing That You Can Improve”

Task 2 – about 25 minutes

Learning targets: time management, planning

  1. If you haven’t already, make a copy of and download the Semester-At-A-Glance Calendar Template. Less than 2 minutes.
  2. Review the syllabi from all of your classes and make an entry on your Semester-At-A-Glance Calendar for every major test, quiz, paper, project, or important academic obligation you have this semester. Also, make an entry for important social obligations that you will need to plan around. About 15 minutes.
  3. Print a copy of your Semester-At-A-Glance calendar to bring to class and send a copy of the file to me as an attachment to an email. About 5 minutes.

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