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What Have You Learned?
It's time to reflect. Reflection can help you clarify things so that you remember them better and learn from them. What have you learned this year? Have you found a new way to study, prepare for tests, or deal with notes, or something else? What will you take with you as you move on to your Junior year?
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That nothing, and I mean nothing, beats MONGOLS!!! And how to do Persian charts. Also that hard classes can be fun as well.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 07:32 PM by
I learned that not all assumptions are true, like: Germans starting WWI, all Islamics being responsible for terrorism, and Europeans in the 21st century like America.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM by
In this class i have learned about many cultures and about Mongols!!! and how to study. This class has also taught me to keep up with my work instead of falling behind.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM by
Looking back on the year I think that this class was one of the most fun looked forward to. I do believe that i probably could have gotten a better grade in this class. Advise to all incoming sophomores, when in doubt, it was the mongols!
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 02:54 PM by
This year was my most efficient note taking year yet. Probably just because I actually had to learn how to study this year. I struggled to find what was the best way to study in the begining of the year but now I have learned that just making a list works best for me.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 01:18 PM by
The one thing that is the most important tool that I am taking away from this class is that Persian Charts are probably the most efficiant and effective way to help memorize and understand history.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 01:13 PM by
Sax Man 03
In this class I have learned all about people and cultures all around the world both in the present and in the past. Because of this class, i am better prepared for future AP and college courses. Mongols!!!!
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM by
I learned how to memorize information in a quick and consicse way. I have increased my ability to comprehend larger and more complex words due to hours spent reading my text book. guh it was hard but this class has disiplined me
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 10:57 AM by
First off I learned that when in doubt, Mongols. Beside that I have learned how much Religion really influenced the development of nations. Religion seemed to be a key feature to everywhere we studied
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 10:17 AM by
This year, I learned how important studying can really
help for the tests in history. I will definitely retain the different ways to study for my junior year cuz it has really helped
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 09:58 AM by
In this class over the past two semesters i have learned a great deal throughout your class, including much more about ww1 and ww2 which entering this class i honestly knew nothing about. I feel i have a better understanding about our world and problems we potentially face.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 09:02 AM by
This year, i have learned a magnitude of information about civilizations throughout the world spaning thousands of years. Throughout this course, i have learned to focus more on the task at hand and limit the distractions around me. I have also learned how to prepare for tests by attending various test reviews. In my transition to junior year, I will take my newly discovered study techniques with me.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 08:46 AM by
I have learned a lot within this year of history, you teach really good and make sure we succeed instead of worrying about yourself.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 08:42 AM by
I've learned a lot from this class but something im really proud of is that i learned a more effective way to study. Ive always had difficulty memorizing stuff and i never knew why, until this year when i noticed i can memorize pictures really easily! i learned i am a visual learner and my brain just doesnt memorize writing that well. knowing i am a visual learner has helped me not just in this class but all my classes in school. and ofcourse i learned about...the MONGOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 08:37 AM by
I have learned a ton this year. I have learned what has helped shape the world to make it what it is today. I have also learned that the MONGOLS!!! are the best! I have figured out new ways to study, and found other ways to take effective notes. I have found better ways to be more effective on tests also.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 08:35 AM by
i have learned all about world history. i cant really be specific or it would take forever. i hvaent really found a new way to study. i just read a chapter and then go online and read the summary to review. and taking notes has helped my writing speed. in junior year, i will take my reading of chapters and summaries study tactic, and my very fast writing hand.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 08:01 AM by
What i have learned this year is that even places are completely isolated from each other they can still be similar and develop similar government and culture. oh and uhm... MONGOLS!
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 07:01 AM by
Fresh Prince of Bel- Air
Throughout history this year, I learned a lot of curriculum, dates, and actual history related stuff. But I don't think that's the most important. Mr. Cole taught me how to properly format an essay and what a mongol pony looks like. Mr. Cole taught me to never give up and your grade on your last test does not reflect the person you are.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 06:49 AM by
One of the biggest things that I've gotten from this year's class is to always be critical when presented with information. I never used to have that viewpoint before this year but now I find myself questioning things on a day to day basis and it really opens up your mind to new things you would've never thought about.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 06:14 AM by
im ready and looking forward to AP us history, i feel like it will be more interesting to learn about things that have taken place in our own country. i loved persian charts and will probably do them for time periods throughout us history!
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 06:14 AM by
i learned that history isnt all the boring. even some things about early china dynasties etc. that i wouldnt find interesting i found out that there is a fun way to atleast learn about them. and i learned that the mongols were pretty much the greatest empire of all time.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 06:06 AM by
This year I found a new way to study that worked really well for me. Listening to the podcast reviews was extremely helpful. It condensed the material and let me focus on less than I would have had to.
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 06:06 AM by
I learned a ton of new study techniques for history classes in the future, like Persian charts and character analysises. I also learned a lot of interesting world history...especially the MONGOLS!!!
Comment Posted on May 25, 2012 at 12:12 AM by
Well, I finally learned something about the Mongols!!! besides Genghis Grill which is nice. As for study habits, this was the first time I ever actually read the textbook, in any class. I think I will try that again next year!;)
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM by
I learned that it's much more important to understand the concepts we talk about instead of just memorizing dates and such. That can easily be applied to all subjects and I will definitely take it with me next year. I learned that it's important to have opinions and reasons to back up your opinions. And of course, I learned about the MONGOLS!!!
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM by
I have learned to not be so closed minded. I have found that time management is a key essential to performing well. I will take my new homework time management skills with me next year as I become a Junior.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:44 PM by
I learned (and will definatly take with me to junior year) to record and take notes in class, go to test tutorials, read the chapters and take notes on them for reading quizes, if you don't understand something then ask a question, and be more analytical when writing essays and answering other questions... "But Why? But Why? But Why?" also that MR.COLE and the MONGOLS are absolutely AMAZING!!!
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:41 PM by
I've learned so much this year that I can't possibly fit it all in this little post, but I definitely learned that tutorials are very helpful. They definitely helped me on the tests, and I don't know how i would've done the AP test if I hadn't gone to the AP reviews. Also, PERSIAN charts were very helpful, they certainly helped me remember the chapters, and they were good study material. I will definitely try to do PERSIAN charts next year in APUSH.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:18 PM by
I have learned so much this year. Taking this class has been such an eye opening experience, but im so glad that I put myself through it. I have truly learned the real meaning of studying for a reading quiz, and i have found new methods for studying for tests and taking notes! As I move on to junior year, i will definitely take with me all the new methods of analysis!
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:11 PM by
this class has helped me find ways that help me study, being in study groups and going to tutorials is what helps me. I've also learned that there is alot more to history than just dates
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:04 PM by
I learned that as time passes and cultures and civilizations are established they become more complicated and harder to control with all the different minorities. Centralizing power in a government was also very hard with aristocrats. I also learned that the Mongols!!! were the best clan in the world!
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 08:24 PM by
I think the number one thing I've taken away from my sophomore World History class is that history is far too vast to ever fully comprihend. I walked into class with the hope that I could master all of history, but there is far too much to even begin to understand. You also have historic figures like Hitler, whose motives are static in the sense that people uncover new reasons, new motives for almost every event in recorded history. I also learned that the stuff I boggled my brain over this past year that turned it to mush is nothing. That in one whole year of learning, aproximatly 144 hours of History that we have barely scratched the surface of 5000 years worth of history, with another couple of billion still out there.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 08:09 PM by
ive learned that in ap classes you have to study a whole bunch, ive learned alot about china and that everything is caused by mongols!!!! ive learned much about Europe and their interactions according to the western hemisphere
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 07:59 PM by
I learned that history is not just facts and dates that we have to memorize but much deeper than that! it taught me to look at more than one perspective and that we ourselves must come up with what we believe to be history. I liked how it was not what the book told us that mattered (well some cases) but what we wanted to believe
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 07:23 PM by
This year, APWH helped me find MY WAY to study, not only for this class but all of my classes. It also taught me self discipline when it came to concentrating and getting my work done.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 06:39 PM by
I learned so much this year, but I think it can be summed up in one word. MONGOLS!!! Just kidding, but I learned a ton of stuff this year. I found new methods on how to study (looking at the time line, bold or italicized words, names, events, dates). I also found out that if you get behind, the work will snowball on you. In my Junior year I will definitely keep this in mind, along with my new studying habits.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 05:09 PM by
Mongols being the exception to EVERYTHING, China's unbearably long list of dynasties, how to write a better essay, and organizing my thoughts. Persian charts are also really useful for studying, and taking all those notes this year probably better prepared me for the note-taking next year and in the future.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 04:45 PM by
in this class i learned that if a teacher thinks its important enough to put on the notes, it will probably be somewhere on the quiz or test. i should have learned to take notes, i didnt, but should have. i will hopefully learn to not procrastinate, hopefully.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 04:38 PM by
I learned to look at history in a whole different way0 not just events that happened in the past, but lessons to be learned for the future, a trend. I learned a lot about the MONGOLS!!! and other ethnic groups that I didnt know much about before. I learned about biased authors and to look at both viewpoints. I got better in my essay writing, and this class- because of Mr. Cole- was the only class that made me think about things outside of class. Points and issues were brought up, like the tree and podium subject, that made me think more, and that shows how great of a teacher Mr. Cole is! I learned a lot about the past of other countries and the reasons things happened, like certain wars. i love world history, it taught me so much more!
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 03:39 PM by
I learned a lot about the Mongols and what they did to people that had the bubonic plague to get people to open their town for attack, also what they did to the poor animals after they took them from a town. I found out the most effective way to read a chapter so I can take that skill and apply it to my junior year.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 03:33 PM by
Mongols!!! i never really knew what all did Mongols did, and i never knew that they were so awesome! I learned a lot about religion this year; i learned a TON about islam, hinduism, and buddhism. I also learned how to look at thinks in a different perspective; i'm pretty biased, and i really learned how to look at every angle and to look at other people's points of views. i'm going to miss this class
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 02:25 PM by
I've learned to look at history at not just as events and dates, but as an everchanging, trending subject. Looking at the trends in history helped me a lot, especially with guessing on reading quizzes.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 02:07 PM by
One of the greatest things that i have gotten from this class is to much better analyze things from doing things such as the compare and contrast essays.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 02:04 PM by
This year I have learned so much about china and the mongols were my favorite. Seeing how the mongols would work was scary but really go to learn so much about. I really enjoyed your class.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 02:02 PM by
I thought the persian charts were really good at helping me study. I also learned alot about Rome that i didn't know previously.
And i learned its a podium, not a tree
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 01:56 PM by
I learned a lot about the Mongols!!! I learned all the history from all around the world from all time this year. I now know how to take good notes quickly and the PERSIAN charts helped me a lot. I realized that procrastinating on assignments is a really bad idea and I learned that Mr. Cole is the best history teacher ever.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 01:31 PM by
I learned a lot about the history of china, the song dynasty, and Russia's brutal history. I never knew that Russias past was so full of death and revolutions, it just blew my mind!
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM by
This year will probably be one of My favorite years of history in high school!! It was so interesting for me to learn about the history of other countries besides the US - along with their culture!! My favorite areas were probably western Europe and Latin America, though it's a shame we didn't really spend time on Greece!! This year has definitely taught me not to be such a procrastinator :)
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:45 AM by
This year I have learned a lot about analyzing documents that seem very straight forward and interpreting them for meaning. I learned how study and find the important events in a textbook and by your lectures.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:37 AM by
I have learned so much this year, but the main thing i learned is how to manage your work load and time. At some points we had so much work, i didnt know how to do it all, but i eventually learned.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:33 AM by
The amount of history I learned this year was huge. This class taught me to look at the material we learned much harder and helped me to become a harder worker. The persian charts were life savers.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:28 AM by
I have learned a lot about work ethic and how to manage my time better. In this class procrastination is a bad idea and it taught me to get all my stuff done on time which will help me for later schooling.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 09:16 AM by
I have learned so much this year!! I think this was one of my favorite classes because mr. Cole is awesome, and the style of class helped me remember a lot of things. I actualy liked the Persian Charts. If I had to change anything, i would change the reading quizzes because the questions on the AP exam were way longer and more complicated.
Comment Posted on May 24, 2012 at 08:11 AM by
I learned more about History than I ever thought I would. The class has taught me to think in ways that I never have before. The Reviews and the Persian charts were for me the most effective way of preparing for tests.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:23 PM by
This year I learned how to be more analytical in my questions and thoughts. I learned that podiums can be trees and trees can be podiums. I also learned how to organize my thoughts.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM by
This year was really different and I learned alot. It wasn't easy... and I guess the most important "AHA!" moment I had was that procrastination no longer worked... I think I also have mastered multi-tasking from taking notes while listening to podcasts while reading my notes while being introduced to caffeine--in which I learned has the reverse effect on me! -_______-
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 09:58 PM by
I learned how to read a chapter more effectively, and personally, I feel like I've come out of this class with a more complete view of world history. Go Mongols!!!
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 09:45 PM by
This entire year... I'll say it once and I'll say it again: PERSIAN charts saved my life. I actually noticed a decline in my grades after we stopped doing them. If possible, take notes on an electronic device! Those don't get lost, crumpled, or smudged. But turn off autocompletes, those'll give you some weird notes. To move on to APUSH (which I have been discouraged from) is exciting, but I only hope that it will be equally as able to force me to pick my brain as well as shove a wealth of knowledge into it. I'll for sure miss this year, and all the crazy stuff we've done that actually facilitated learning.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 08:49 PM by
It is important to read everyday and to set goals in order not to get behind. I've pretty much just learned how to be a more productive student all around.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 07:14 PM by
i learned so much this year. I distinctly remember the MONGOLS!!! i learned that i am a visual learner and your podcasts do not help me. i learned a lot of new ways that i can study and actually retain the information.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 05:35 PM by
I learned more things about our world's history then I could have ever imagined. I learned that we need to be able to take fact over opion in order to get the full picture. Besides learning about our world I also learned many essiental skills that will help me become successful. I learned that you have to be able to pace yourself inorder to stay afloat in a higher level course. This truely was a challenging, yet fun course.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 05:34 PM by
This class was a chalenge, because i couldn't cram for the quizes or tests the day of, like i had been doing as by "studying". I learned how to actually study, and tutorials helped alot!! i never figured out how to do well on the reading quizes, because sometimes i'd study like crazy and fail, and others I wouldn't study at all and do really well.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 05:31 PM by
I learned alot this year. I learned new ways to study and some tips for test taking. The reviews helped me study for the tests and the reading quizzes kept me reading the chapters from the book. Also, the Persian charts were a good thing to study for the tests.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM by
I learned this year that note taking is probably the most important thing you can do, but not to take notes in class if they are going to be online because i comprehended wayy more by listening to Mr. cole and getting notes down on your own time.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM by
I have learned that procrastinating on reading the chapters for the quizzes is a bad idea, however just reading the chapter does not help me either since i have a difficult time retaining a lot of information. Rather, i learned to take general notes while i read and organize things into themes! to prepare for tests, i learned tutorials helped a ton.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 09:43 PM by
I've learned a lot from this class. . . For example I learned Mulan is not historically accurate, Mongols are the bomb.com, Europeans opinions of Americans in the 21st century, and a lot about the Russian empire (which was my favorite thing we learned about this year!) In addition I also learned WHEN IN DOUBT THE ANSWER IS MONGOLS!!! AND ANSWER CHOICE C!
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 09:22 PM by
I have learned so much how to actually study for tests, and to write essays. I learned how to take out the information you really don't need with information you do need. I just have learned that I can survive an AP exam and class. I learned how to become organized with notes and not just write down everything i see. I learned so much about World History, and hopefully my skills that I learned this year will help me out for next year.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 09:07 PM by
I learned that there is so much more to history than what you get out of a textbook. There are perspectives, depth, and philosophy. I learned so much about things previously I had no clue about like the MONGOLS!!! I learned that tutorials before a test can raise your test grade by at least 10 points and the pod casts help too. I learned to read the chapter the day before the test any earlier and I forget most of it any later is too late. I also learned history can be interesting and I hope it still is next year.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 08:38 PM by
The course name "World History" is misleading. I did not just learn names, dates, and places, but I also learned about how people behave. I learned about political, religious, and economic systems. In addition, I found out what went well, and what didn't. The course prompted me to think about how I should govern my life and form my personal and individual beliefs, rather than what I hear from adults, as I grow up as a young adult.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 07:23 PM by
I learned how to study for the tests by rewriting the notes in a timeline format. It taught me that i can do well in an AP class. My ability to make connections and go more in depth than memorizing a bunch of facts was greatly improved from non-existent to might actually understand it.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM by
MONGOLS!!! I learned some good study tips. I also learned that my grade wont suffer as much if i actually read the book which of course i did not do until the second semester but now i know
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 07:10 PM by
I definitely learned to alter the way I prepared for things. It took me a while, but I finally caught on and realized that reading the online chapter overviews is NOT a functioning substitute for reading the chapter from the book - even though the chapter is much longer and much more tedious. I will take with me the newfound ability to think of my feet that I gained from the AP exam, and the art of applying a "larger global context," in the words of Mr. Cole, to every situation I learn about.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM by
I have learned that studying is necessary for AP classes, AP tests take a long time, and that YouTube is a valid study tool.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 06:45 PM by
i have learned a lot this year a lot more than i thought i would. i leanred a new way to take notes i developed a short hand, and i learned that it is possible for me pass an AP class.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 05:37 PM by
I learned a lot this year, I had no idea that I could actually retain all the information that we went over this year. There were a lot of details from different civilizations that I thought I would never remember. This year taught me to look over notes that I take in class and to always pay attention. This was not a class that I could let my mind wander. The tutorials before each test were extremely helpful. I think they are the main reason I did so well on the tests. Next year I will be better at keeping my notes organized and I will be sure to always ask questions if I do not understand something.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 04:52 PM by
This class helped me with my note taking and organizational skills. On that note, I can proudly say that I actually HAVE note taking and organizational skills now compared to the beginning of the year when I... didn't. :P Also, reading the chapters DO help! Crazy, right?! I figured that, and the fact that chapter summaries don't work, out the hard way.
I won't be taking APUSH (good luck to y'all who are taking AP next year ;)), but the skills I learned in this class will definitely stick with me. :)
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 04:27 PM by
I have learned a lot about world history this year mostly about Mongols!!! but it was all very informative. preparing for tests were hard at first but listening to the pod casts, coming for tutorials, and studying all the notes was very helpful.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 04:06 PM by
Sophmore year, I have learned to make the most of my resources in preparation for tests and quizzes. Morning tutorials are a highly effective way for me to cover class material, and different book sources (online and non) have been a nice new way to learn.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 03:55 PM by
Winnie the Pooh
This year I have learned that I learn better by listening and reading than by taking notes as I'm listening. PERSIAN Charts, however time consuming they may be, are really helpful. I also learned that I am completely incompetent at history essays.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 02:19 PM by
I learned a new way of learning things which was organizing facts about the civilization you are learning by persian charts. Though they are terrible they helped me a ton with tests knowing what happend in each category of that civilzation. Also though the reading stunk terribly it really helped me learn the material. lastly, I learned to organize my notes and only write down the imporant things.
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 01:59 PM by
This class helped me prepare for more AP classes because I got a sense of the amount of work it takes to be successful in the class. It helped me work on becomin more organized and how important it is to get work turned in on time! I also learned that actually reading for reading quizzes is much better than "winging" it....
Comment Posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM by
i have learned a lot about everything there is to world history, and i have learned a new way on note-taking (which is to not add a bunch of useless info and only use the important stuff) and i have learned to do the review for tests and go to the review before the test and study flashcards on the online text book
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM by
One of the most important things that I learned this year was that I can actually survive an AP class... and I definitely learned to become organized with my notes. Although it took me half of the year, I realized that memorizing when historical events happened in some kind of chronological order is much more useful than just remembering random facts, which I will definitely remember to do next year in US History.
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 09:51 PM by
If there is one thing I have learned this year in all my classes, it is that quizzes are tests in disguise; they add up quick, and are not easy like one would expect. I think the word "quiz" should be abolished and replaced with "difficult, arguous, stress-inducing, painfully short nail-biting questionaire". Okay maybe not THAT bad, but my grades took a huge hit from me not psychologically preparing myself for a quiz.
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 08:58 PM by
I have learned to do my work on time and to actually read chapters when teachers say we are going to have a quiz over them.
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 08:46 PM by
The Hip Hop Head
I leared how to study different for AP classes. The podcast allowed me to review easily. I will take the knowledge, study skills, and more to other classes.
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 05:21 PM by
I learned that as long as your attentive in class and use your time wisely, it doesnt require to much at home thinking or revising. Relatively harder than any other class ive taken, but also alot more interesting!
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 04:45 PM by
That reviews are so helpful, whether they be for the onion test or AP exam. I might not study for a test (...oops), come to a review, and get a halfway decent grade just from studying the notes from the review. Sure it's not a 99 but it's a good enough grade to get me a midish B. But the one weird thing I noticed is when I do read for the reading quizzes, I'll get a 70 or below. Yet when I don't read I can get an 80 which I'm still trying to come up with a logical explanation. Also, it was nice to know I'm not the only one who freaks about getting 50 zillion C's in a row and that I should listen to my gut feeling.
But even after a school year, I still cannot enter the captcha code or whatever correctly... ):
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM by
One of the major this that I have learned this year is to not procrastinate and work hard to try and understand the material.
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 03:32 PM by
I have learned that I actually need to read in order to pass reading quizzes. Attending tutorials and actually doing the reviews helped prepare me for the tests. Taking notes and reviewing them a few days before the test helps a lot.
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 01:59 PM by
this was defintly not a bad class, besides for the tests. i learned to study better and the podcasts helped
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM by
This year i discovered that this class wasn't as bad as I originally thought. I also learned that podcasts are great learning tools, but going to the tutorials are better. Persian charts are also useful.
Comment Posted on May 21, 2012 at 08:59 AM by
While a few friends and I were working on the "Mother Of All Persian Charts" We said so many things we learned this year. That made me realize how much I've learned. I was talking to my mom and I was just telling her all of this information that I had never heard before this year. The Mongols were the big thing. I had never heard of them before this year. How?! The things that helped a lot were the podcasts and group activities.
Comment Posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM by
This year I have found that persian charts help tons to prepare for for tests and is a short way to do notes. Tutoring is another great way to study and learn the concepts. I am taking the knowing how to do persian charts to junior year, and I hope my teacher has (good) podcasts.
Comment Posted on May 20, 2012 at 08:42 PM by
1. Typing your email on this blog thing is easier than scrolling to find your name
2. MONGOLS!!! (what else do you need to know)
3. Podcasts and tutorials saved my life
4. and pretty much thats it (;
Comment Posted on May 20, 2012 at 07:19 PM by
i used to not know how to study but this class really helped me understand how important it is. i would study my notes and papers from the chapters then listen to review podcasts to soak it all in and it seemed to work.
Comment Posted on May 20, 2012 at 06:12 PM by
The biggest thing i learned this year what to apply what you know, whether it be in stupid jokes or rewriting your notes. Studying wise it's great to know date and other facts, but knowing why things happens and following the cause and effect cycle helps a lot on tests. Common sense helps a lot on tests but it should be relied upon. Longest answers are the right answers :D
Comment Posted on May 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM by
I have defintely found the consquence in procrastinating. oh the mistakes i have made!!! barely flying by was not a option there. i also enjoyed study groups, they help you see a subject in someones perspective and explain things in a more kid friendly manner instead of the text book.
Comment Posted on May 20, 2012 at 11:21 AM by
i will definitely take what I have learned to AP US History and especially the study methods such as having PERSIAN charts but not exactly since its over one nation but i will still use similar techniques.
Comment Posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM by
I have learned that world history is more important than I had orginally thought. I didn't think I was going to use as much as the information I had learned in context to present day life. I was happy to know I actually would use this information. I didn't really find a new way to study (which is reviewing notes), but I did start analysizing the information on a deeper level than I had previously. I will take my analysizing skills to my Junior year.
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM by
I learned that you really can't be lazy in an AP class. I learned to drastically improve my study habits and go that extra mile so I can get a good grade. I also learned that the Mongols rule. All this knowledge will help me become a better student next year.
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM by
I will be completely honest and say that probably the main thing I have learned is the material. That may sound funny, but I already have studying methods that work for me, so there was nothing new there. My brain is annoying because it will learn some things and never, ever forget them, even if they were barely relevant when I learned them. Like Russians shooting that liar's remains from a cannon in the direction of his actual country. And kumiss. I will most likely make references to kumiss throughout the rest of my highschool career at the minimum. All these lovely new facts in my repertoire of random things that I happen to know will be what I take with me to Junior year.
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:14 PM by
I have learned so much in AP World history. Mr. Cole did a fabulous job in teaching me! From my experience in this class i learned that if you work hard and pay attention, you can acheive a great grade in all you do. I liked how Mr. cole had the notes online. when reading the book, i found it beneficial to take notes while i read. Although it took longer to read, i grasped the concepts and was able to relate back to my notes if i wasnt sure about something. taking notes helps me memorize easier. I will continue to take notes while i read next year and come in for tutorials if clarification is needed.
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM by
I have found that paying attention and interacting with the notes helped a lot whenever it was over a chapter that i was unknown to me. The tests were more difficult if i didn't complete the readings and tried to go online for summaries, so instead i managed my time better.
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 01:33 PM by
The most important tool for studying was by far the Persian charts as long as you put effort into them. They help on the reading quizzes and tests more than just reading the chapter because it helps focus in specific aspects of the kingdom you study.
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 01:28 PM by
This year, I learned how important studing in preperation for the tests in history. Hopefully, I will retain the different ways to study for my junior year
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 01:26 PM by
Before this year I thought I was well prepared I had good work ethics and never had a problem studying but after being in this class this year I found that it takes alot more dedication and time to study for this class. It has taught me how to study efficiently and more effectively with less time to do it. I also now know how to write solid DBQ essays I think that was my favorite essay of the year. Your class taught me how to answer questions on a test with a limited amount of time.
Comment Posted on May 18, 2012 at 01:17 PM by
I learned that doing the reviews and going to the review sessions can help prepare for the tests.
Comment Posted on May 15, 2012 at 02:29 PM by
I have found that taking notes in class and then reviewing them when I got home after school that day was a good way to keep the information in my head as well as remembering it for tests.
Comment Posted on May 14, 2012 at 07:32 PM by
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