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ether.n
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Podcast idea

I had an idea for a podcast that I know would help me but may be better suited for or coupled with another media.

I have found that as I go through the lessons and learn new strategies, I forget to apply basic steps to my problems, which result in simple mistakes. Almost every question that I do get wrong is from a simple mistake. 

For example I may forget to use the Negate test and accidently choose a tempting answer that showed itself before the right answer. Or perhaps I forget to read the question first, causing me to waste time.

It would be beneficial to me, and hopefully all of your students. To have a podcast, or a flow chart (or both!) to outline steps while tackling questions.

For example: 1. Obviously be sure of which section you are in (say, Logical Reasoning) 2. Read the question.  3. Figure out what it is asking (this, that, or those) 4a. If this then...

 

I know you teach all of these things as we go, but a central reference would certainly help me out. My greatest worry is that come test day I will forget some basic steps that I learned four months prior.

 

Thank you for considering it.

majorgeneraldave
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Sorry for the delay in my response here. I've really been thinking this over.

See, I left such a comprehensive review list out of the materials purposefully - my belief is that you'll get so much more benefit from building such a list than you would from reading one I make for you. So, as a teacher, I want you to get that value.

At the same time, the whole point of starting this company was so that we could be responsive to your needs, so I want to do that, too.

And now, I think I've hit upon the right middle ground:

In the coming days, I'm going to put together an open-book test for you. It will have spaces for you to list all the action items from our approach to every subject, and places for you to list the features common to every question task.

This way, I can help you make sure you don't miss anything, while at the same time helping you gain the benefit of building such an exhaustive study list on your own.

I'm pretty excited about this project!

I hope you are, too.

Look for it within the next two weeks,

d

Nemo B
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sounds great!

ether.n
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That sounds perfect, I can't wait for this resource.

majorgeneraldave
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Whew. It took me forever to get to it, but here's part one - your open-book self-test review sheet for the Logical Reasoning sections.

Games and RC coming soon!

runner262
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LIKE! Very helpful.  Thank you, Dave!

majorgeneraldave
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And here is the Games portion of your open-book test.

RC coming soon!

runner262
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LIKE! Very helpful.  Thank you, Dave!

majorgeneraldave
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The triumvirate is now complete! I present your Reading Comp open-book test.

Enjoy!

d

ether.n
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These are great!

 

Hopefully they will help me focus on the steps so I can get more consistent scores. Thank you!

iamcaptaindaddy
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Thank you very much for these!  This is the perfect compromise between a total flowchart and floundering to remember steps (if someone didn't take notes along the process).  

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