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Welcome to the StudySpace
The structure of this site uses contemporary pedagogical techniques to help you strengthen your study habits. The site is organized into 3 parts: Organize, Learn and Connect.
These study aides will help you prepare to learn the chapter material so that you can begin “thinking like a sociologist.”
- Chapter Study Plans highlight the learning tools the site offers. To keep track of your progress, print the Study Plan.
- Chapter Learning Objectives answer the question: “What will you learn from this chapter?” Keep these broad objectives in mind as you read.
- Chapter Outlines provide an overview of the major ideas introduced in each chapter. Review the outline before you read the chapter.
Because people learn in different ways, there are a variety of activities to help you review your knowledge and apply what you have learned.
- Read the assigned chapter in your textbook or ebook. Then you might want to reread the Chapter Outlines as a review of those important concepts you should have grasped.
- Diagnostic Quizzes for each chapter will help you identify which parts of the text you need to review more and will give you instant feedback on right and wrong answers.
- Short answer Review Exercises provide another way to think about and assimilate what you’ve learned.
- Download author Dalton Conley’s Audio Lectures and play on your computer or MP3 player anytime you want to review on the go.
- Flashcards help you review key terms in each chapter.
These resources help you to connect what you’ve learned to your own experiences and to the world around you.
- Video Clip Quizzes are short quizzes about clips from documentary films that explore sociological concepts from various perspectives.
- Everydaysociologyblog.com short answer exercises allow you to respond to some of the interesting and topical posts on the everydaysociology.com blog.
- Sociology in the News keeps you up-to-date—from a sociological perspective—about what’s happening in the world.
- The Norton Slideshow Maker with Visual Sociology Exercises allows you to use your own photographs and captions to respond to questions that will spark your sociological imagination (select chapters only).