Episode 47: How to Talk to Professors About Your Grades

Talking to professors about your grade can help you get some perspective on them. However, there are good and bad ways to go about this. Join Dinur and Adam as we outline what to avoid and what to do when you need to talk to your professor about your grades. Click Here to Download This […]

Episode 46: When Non-Academic Problems Need Non-Academic Help

What should students and professors do when a student has non-academic problems that interfere with their academic progress? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss different problems that may come up and how to help students handle them! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes Brené Brown, Rising Strong (on Amazon) Harriet Lerner, […]

Episode 45: Group Work – and Free Riders

One of the reasons students don’t like group work is because, inevitably, there will be a student in their group who does no work and avoids every meeting – and still gets the same grade as the rest of the group. We call this a “free rider” in group studies. How can we, as teachers, […]

Episode 44: How to Take Written Tests (Essay, Short Answer, and Fill-In-The-Blank)

In this episode, Dinur and Adam go over how to prepare for and take written exams, including short-answer, fill-in-the-blank, and the dreaded essay. Join us for tips, tricks, and strategies to handle these exams like a test-taking pro! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes Episode 20- An Interview With Gretchen Wegner Episode […]

Episode 43: How to Take Multiple-Choice, True/False, and Matching Question Tests

In episode 5 out of 6 in our All Things Testing Series, Dinur and Adam talk about how to take tests when the questions are multiple-choice, true/false, or matching questions. Listen in for some great short test-taking strategies! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes Episode 39 – How to Write Multiple-Choice, True/False, […]

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 […]