Handouts for Students
Following are materials that students may find useful and/or interesting.
Students will also find useful material on
- R.M. Felder, "An Engineering Student Survival Guide." Success strategies for engineering students (and all other students).
- L. Bullard, "A Survival Guide to Chemical Engineering." Suggestions to students beginning chemical engineering. Most of the suggestions are equally applicable to students in all other branches of engineering.
- R.M. Felder and J.E. Stice, "Tips on
Test-Taking." Things students should and should not do when preparing for tests and taking them.
- R.M. Felder and R. Brent, "Why Students Fail Tests: 1. Ineffective Studying." Chem. Engr. Education, 50(2), 151-152 (Spring 2016). A cognitive science-based take on study strategies.
- R.M. Felder, "Memo to Students Who Are Disappointed with Their Last Test Grade." Suggestions for improving test grades.
- --, "Tips on
Talks." Good practices in preparing and delivering formal oral
- --, "Impostors
Engr. Education, 22(4), 168-169 (Fall
1988). The Impostor
Phenomenon ("Everyone around me really belongs here
but I really don't") as applied to engineering students.
- --, "Meet Your Students: 1. Stan and Nathan."
Chem. Engr. Education, 23(2), 68-69 (Spring 1989). The
sensor and the intuitor on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
- --, "Meet Your Students: 2. Susan and Glenda."
Chem. Engr. Education, 24(1), 7-8 (Winter 1990). The sequential
learner and the global learner on the Felder/Silverman learning styles model.
- --, "Meet Your Students: 3. Michelle,
and Art." Chem. Engr. Education, 24(3), 130-131
(Summer 1990). Three different approaches to learning (deep, surface, and
strategic), and the conditions that induce students to take a deep
- --, "Meet Your Students: 4. Jill and
Chem. Engr. Education, 25(4), 196-197 (Fall 1991).
judger and the perceiver on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
- --, "Meet Your Students: 5. Edward and
Chem. Engr. Education, 28(1), 36-37 (Winter
1994). The extravert and the introvert on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and to a good approximation, the active learner and reflective learner on the Index of Learning Styles.
- --, "Meet Your Students: 6. Tony and
Chem. Engr. Education, 29(4), 244-245 (Fall 1995).
thinker and the feeler on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
- --, "Meet Your Students: 7. Dave,
Martha, and Roberto." Chem. Engr. Education, 31(2), 106-107
(Spring 1997). Three students at different levels of Perry's Model of
The Math and Physics Help Home Page. This site contains instructive and
entertaining pieces written by Gary and Kenny Felder with titles like "Think like a
physicist," "What dx actually means," "Trigonometry Overview," and "Gödel's
- The Ultimate Guide to Studying for the GRE. An online collection of excellent tips on preparing for the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical reasoning portions of the Graduate Record Examination, prepared by Dr. Diane H. Williams.
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