Episode 42: All About Rubric Creation

In this episode, Dinur and Adam cover how to create rubrics for qualitative grading so your qualitative grading can still remain objective. We also touch on how students can use rubrics to check their own work and study! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes Rubric Examples PDF Download

Episode 41 – How To Write Effective Written Questions

How do you create an effective written test question? In this episode, Adam and Dinur talk about how to do exactly that with essays, short answer questions, and fill-in-the-blanks.  Click Here To Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes Kansas State Test Creation Guide PDF How to Answer Homework Questions PDF  

Episode 40: An Interview With Professor Thomas Norman

In this episode, Dinur and Adam interview Professor Thomas Norman of CSU Dominguez Hills, about building the best applied business administration program in Southern California, and his insights about how to apply that learning both within and beyond the classroom. Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes No show notes this episode

Episode 39: How to Write Effective Multiple-Choice, True/False, and Matching Questions

Writing tests doesn’t have to be difficult! Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss ways to write effective multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions for college exams! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and Learning Guide University of Texas at Austin Multiple-Choice Exam Guide Arizona State University Reference Guide […]

Episode 38: How to Create Effective Tests

Teachers! In this first part of our six-episode All Things Testing series, Adam and Dinur talk about how to create effective tests – the starting point for making sure your tests make sense to your students and to you. (Students may want to listen in, to find out the logic behind how we create tests.) […]

Episode 37: Applying to Graduate School

Planning on graduate school, law school, or medical school? In this episode, Adam and Dinur talk about how to decide about grad school, the exams you’ll face during the application process, and how to pick the school that’s right for you! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes No show notes this episode

Episode 36: Professors and Attendance

You’re in college! You finally get to choose your own schedule, and you are no longer legally required to be in class every day. There’s no truancy law. You’re an adult. So why are some professors so strict about attendance? In this episode, join Dinur and Adam as we hash out why attendance still counts, […]

Episode 35: When Using Academic Services Seems Like Weakness

Many students are resistant to the idea of using academic services, because in their head, somehow, it makes them weak. But professors don’t have the time or energy to teach students the skills that, up until recently, were taught in high school. What’s a student to do? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss ways […]

Episode 34: How Professors See Academic Services

On-campus academic services help you with things like writing problems, study skills, tutoring, and disabilities. But you might be wondering: how do professors view these services and the students who use them? Join Dinur and Adam as we dig into the professor’s view of students who use academic services in this episode! Click Here to […]

Episode 33: Academic Services: How to Make Students Aware of Them

Most universities have academic services available to their students. But many students never hear about them, so they never use them. In this episode, Adam and Dinur talk about how to help students become aware of, and use, these services. Click Here To Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes Texas State University – Supplemental Instruction […]

Episode 32: Disabled Students and College Expectations

When you’re a disabled student, college is that much more difficult and confusing. Using the services available for disabled students can help level this playing field. In this episode, Dinur and Adam discuss the process of getting disability support if you’re a disabled student.  Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes Definition of […]

Episode 30: How to Apply for College (With TheCollegeSpy.Com)

Getting ready to apply for college? Today, Adam and Dinur are interviewing Michelle McAnaney of thecollegespy.com, to give you some tips and tricks for managing this big step in your educational process! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes TheCollegeSpy.Com TheCollegeSpy’s College Fit Checklist  TheCollegeSpy’s College Visit Checklist

Episode 28: Work Easier, Not Less

In Episode 27, Adam and Dinur talked about how to plan toward easier. Well, now that you’ve planned out how you’re going to work easier, you need to move forward with following your plan. Join us for this episode to find out more!  Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes Gretchen Rubin, The […]

Episode 27: Work Easier, Not Less

Most people think that “working less” means “having a smaller workload.” In this episode, join Dinur and Adam as they discuss how to work easier, not less! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes: Dan Brown: 10% Happier Podcast, Episode 185

Episode 26: Take Your Time to Do It Right

Our society rushes everyone. Employers rush their employees, parents rush their children, administrators rush their teachers, teachers sometimes rush their students. But what if we learned to slow down and take the time to do our work well? In this episode, Dinur and Adam discuss some ways to slow yourself down, so you can take […]

Episode 25: How to Make a Study Group Work For You

Many teachers will advise students work with their classmates in a word to create a study group. But what do you do in a study group? In this episode, Adam and Dinur discuss games, roles, and locations as important things to consider for a study group that works! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! […]

Episode 24: How Small Improvements Lead to Big Outcomes

Many students get stressed out when their work does not produce the results they want. In this episode, Dinur and Adam talk about how to make small improvements that will create big results, and how you can make that happen too! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes James Clear, Atomic Habits

Episode 23: How Mistakes Help You Learn

If you’ve never made any mistakes, you’re not learning. The best people in their professions all make mistakes. The big question is: how do you use a mistake now to help you improve later? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss this important question!  Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes Brooke Castillo’s […]