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In the News:
This is where you have your definition, followed by a page number,
If something is in both textbooks, put a second definition here, p.11
, pp. 11-14
Link to other vocab words that are related to this word or subject.
Examples are individual instances of the vocabulary word. If your vocabulary word is a broad category, there may be links to other pages here. If your word is more specific, the examples will also be more specific.
(An analogy is a comparison that relates from one subject to another. These should be learning-based analogies that relate the vocabulary word to some common topic, such as driving cars, sports, fishing, or politics.)
Analogies are like old friends who help you meet new people. The old friends are the subjects you are already familiar with; the new people are the new facts that you are trying to learn. Just like it's easier to meet new people through a mutual friend, it's easier to learn new information by relating it to familiar subjects.
(Mnemonics are learning aids that help you tie information together in your long-term memory. See more on the
or the pages for creating and cataloging mnemonics.)
"ExAM" is a mnemonic to help you remember the critical learning tools found on subject pages: Examples, Analogies, and Mnemonics. These three things will help you process information at a deeper level, and thus help you remember the information better for an actual "exam."
In the News:
This is the place for 1) additional examples of the vocabulary word in action, 2) other websites that talk about the vocabulary word, and 3) new studies that relate to the vocabulary word. If something is here that doesn't fit into any of those categories, start a discussion about removing it.
Sample News Story Link That Doesn't Actually Point Anywhere
This is what a news brief ought to look like: it should have about twenty to fifty words of text below it so that you know what you are clicking on. These words might by taken from the page the link points to, or you can write your own summary if you can't find one any other way. Some other examples follow, just to show you different ways of doing this. The first one uses a summary, while the second uses an excerpt. Either one is fine.
Rogue Scientist Has Own Scientific Method
The link above leads to a humorous illustration of why science is so rigorous. The so-called "rogue scientist" in the article is actually just making stuff up, with only his reputation to give his claims any authority. Among the many possible violations of
, this guy clearly demonstrates the need for the "careful" side of careful criticism. It's not enough just to criticize a scientific claim--you need to criticize for the right reasons.
Science is Hard
"INDIANAPOLIS—The National Science Foundation's annual symposium concluded Monday, with the 1,500 scientists in attendance reaching the consensus that science is hard. "For centuries, we have embraced the pursuit of scientific knowledge as one of the noblest and
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