sure to use your STUDENT ACCESS
KIT to register online with "Mastering Astronomy"
website for the following tutorials.
When you get
there be sure to pick the BENNET... 5th edition link! and the name of the
online course your instructor provided.u shout the following:
the upper panel is the link to the "STUDY AREA" is
contains the following information and links.
Self-Study Area information
you will see is
Using these links can help significantly in your study of Astronomy so
use them as often as possible. Preferably, before you do the ASSIGNMENT that
are graded AS pointed out as part of the Homework Short Quiz Assignments
- Chapter Summaries
- Interactive Figures
To get the most out of the study area it is suggested AFTER YOU READ
THE the material assigned in an assignment (SEE BELOW FOR HINTS ON DOING THIS), you do the
following by first picking the chapter you are working on, then using the above
links found on Mastering Astronomy :
1. Do the Self
found in the assignment below
over the Chapter Summary (also found in the
3. Run the Interactive Figures
for the chapter you are working on
4. Watch the recommended movie
if any in the assignment
5. There are three types of quizzes in the Quizzes
section do them all!
6. If you still feel week you may find the Flashcards
section of the Study area very useful.
7. Now do the required Homework and
Short Quiz as
listed in the assignment.
EXAMS YOU WILL GET,
WILL IN THE MOST PART, BE BASED ON THE MATERIAL ABOVE WITH SOME EXTRA MATERIAL
FROM YOU INSTRUCTORS LECTURES.
GENERAL INFORMATION TO SUCCESSFULLY
DOING YOUR TEXT ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Be sure to read and study in the beginning of the text
the section entitled "How to succeed in your Astronomy Course".
For all reading ASSIGNMENTS:
A. Look over the
"Learning Goals" at the chapters beginning to understand the
objectives of the ASSIGNMENT.
B. Each section of a
chapter begins with a question: Try to understand this question to grasp the
contents of what is to follow.
C. Study all Figures in a
chapter. Special extra large figures(2 pages) called "COSMIC
CONTEXT" are especially important since they are broad in scope and
should be carefully studied.
D. You are responsible for all parts of a Chapter
like the inserts within a reading ASSIGNMENT ("Special Topics",
"Common Misconception", "Think About it", and especially
the "Summary of Key Concepts" which
reviews the key concepts of a chapter, knowing these is important for exams).
Exception to this
are the "Mathematical Insight" inserts. You are responsible to
only the specifically mentioned ones in an ASSIGNMENT.
Before you get to the actual questions in an assignment, to maximize your
understanding of the material, follow the advice above for the self study area.
At a minimum Run the Interactive Tutorials that are listed in an assignment that are found on the "MEDIA EXPLORATION"
section at the end of a chapter. These are Tutorials on "Key
Concepts" and specific topics listed in the assignment
( SEE NOTE BELOW).
Tutorials are found on the
"Mastering Astronomy Website" (reached via the kit in your textbook
(NOTE: ONLY do the
"Supplementary Tutorial Exercises" as specified in the outline
below on the MEDIA EXPLORATION section
of the chapter, if you are having difficulty with ASSIGNMENT to get further insight into a topic).
It is recommended that you do the tasks , with the
"Voyager: SkyGazer" CD-ROM that comes with the text, outlined in the
MEDIA EXPLORATION section at the end of a chapter. You are reminded in
each assignment by the code ES (Exploring the Sky) to do so.