Dr. Richard M. Felder is the Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University.
- Did you make a serious effort to understand the text? (Just hunting for relevant worked-out examples doesn’t count.)
- Did you work with classmates on homework problems, or at least check your solutions with others?
- Did you attempt to outline every homework problem solution before working with classmates?
- Did you participate actively in homework group discussions (contributing ideas, asking questions)?
- Did you consult with the instructor or teaching assistants when you were having trouble with something?
- Did you understand ALL of your homework problem solutions when they were handed in?
- Did you ask in class for explanations of homework problem solutions that weren’t clear to you?
- If you had a study guide, did you carefully go through it before the test and convince yourself that you could do everything on it?
- Did you attempt to outline lots of problem solutions quickly, without spending time on the algebra and calculations?
- Did you go over the study guide and problems with classmates and quiz one another?
- If there was a review session before the test, did you attend it and ask questions about anything you weren’t sure about?
- Did you get a reasonable night’s sleep before the test? (If your answer is no, your answers to previous questions may not matter.)