WW1 Modern History students
Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap
Approach the world with an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
Here’s a list of tips on how to weigh good science from bad. Combine that with my video on “How to Read Science News" and you’ll be in pretty good shape and shall never be led astray:
Found in my twitter feed - mathematicians, physics students, Pokemon enthusiasts ( both in and out of the closet) …this one is for you! Clever!
Great tool for study - use a scrapbook or sketch book and write a past HSC question on each page. Next unpack the question - box the verb, underline the key words and elaborate on the relevant detail. This way you will have worked through a host of questions, thought through a vast array of possibilities and developed a substantial knowledge base. This eg was the start of a modern history question (note the acronym is bolded as a prompt)
know your BOS verbs - first point of unpacking a question - what is it asking me to do. This year there seem to be lots of how, what, why questions - if you know your BOS verbs, work out what level of detail would be required to answer the question and also look at the mark value. The more marks allocated the more likely it will require you to analyse (draw out and relate the implications) or evaluate/assess (make an informed judgement)