Session Title

Convincing Students To Study Outside of Class

Session Format

Presentation Session (20 minutes)

Location

2904B

Abstract for the conference program

I wish to share with the audience some of the things I have learned in 40 years of teaching chemistry to students at VSU. I also wish to get feedback from the audience on how they help their students become successful. Student success in chemistry courses depends on two things. One, time spent outside of class studying and two, studying correctly. Students must spent two to three hours per day outside of class studying. They also must work problems over and over every day. Many students come to college never having been challenged in high school by difficult courses. When they are told that they must spend many hours outside of class they simply do not believe because of their past experiences. I use a combination of humor, mistakes that I have made and how they were corrected, and parables that entertain and teach a lesson. Students need to be challenged and encouraged often during a semester. This approach has worked for both chemistry and nursing majors.

Proposal Track

Non-research Project

Start Date

3-8-2013 9:55 AM

End Date

3-8-2013 10:15 AM

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Convincing Students To Study Outside of Class

2904B

I wish to share with the audience some of the things I have learned in 40 years of teaching chemistry to students at VSU. I also wish to get feedback from the audience on how they help their students become successful. Student success in chemistry courses depends on two things. One, time spent outside of class studying and two, studying correctly. Students must spent two to three hours per day outside of class studying. They also must work problems over and over every day. Many students come to college never having been challenged in high school by difficult courses. When they are told that they must spend many hours outside of class they simply do not believe because of their past experiences. I use a combination of humor, mistakes that I have made and how they were corrected, and parables that entertain and teach a lesson. Students need to be challenged and encouraged often during a semester. This approach has worked for both chemistry and nursing majors.