EDCI 1001

digital revolution
the change in how people communicate brought on by developments in computer systems
knowledge work
work that is primarily concerned with info rather than manual labor
motivation
a goal directed force that moves a person to action
self-esteem
belief in your value as a person that builds as you achieve your goals
academic integrity
following a code of moral values in all aspects of academic life
values
principles or qualities that you consider important
goal
an end toward which you direct your efforts
major or concentration
an academic subject area chosen as a field of specialization, requiring a specific, course of study
prioritize
to arrange or deal with in order of importance
procrastination
the act of putting off a task until another time
stress
physical or mental strain or tension produced in reaction to pressure
learning style
a particular way in which the mind receives and processes information
potentials
abilities that may be developed
intelligence
an ability to solve problems or create products that are of value in a culture
typology
systematic classification or study of types
internships
temporary work programs in which a student can gain supervised practical experience in a job and career area
argument 
set of connected ideas, supported by examples made by a writer to prove or disprove a point
bias
preference or inclination, especially one that prevents even-handed judgement
perspective
characteristic way of thinking about people, situations, events, and ideas
assumptions
judgement, generalization, or bias influenced by experience of values
brainstorming
letting your mind wander to come up with different ideas or answers
primary sources
original documents, including acadmeic journal articles of scientific studies
secondary sources
other writers interpretations of primary source documents
skimming
rapid, superficial reading of material to determine central ideas, and main elements
scanning
reading material in an investigative way to search for specific info
topic sentence
one to two sentence statement describing the main idea of a paragraph
general education requirements
course required for graduation in a variety of academic fields
formulas
general facts, rules, or principles usually expressed in mathematical symbols
evidence
facts, statistics, and other materials that are presented in support of an argument
listening
process that involves sensing, interpreting, evaluating, and reacting to spoken messages
verbal signposts
spoken words or phrases that call attention to info that follows
shorthand
system of rapid handwriting that employs symbols, abbreviations, and shortened words to represent words and phrases
sensory register
brain filters through which sensory information enters the brain and is sent to short-term memory
short-term memory
brains temporary info storehouse
long-term memory
brains permanent information storehouse
chunking
placing disconnected information into smaller units that are easier to remember
mnemonic devices
memory techniques that uses vivid associations and acronyms to link new information to what you already know
acronyms
word formed from the first letters of a series of words created to help you
master note set
complete, integrated note set that contains both class and text notes

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