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Suggestion for a Textbook: Microeconomics: Canada in the Global Environment 10th Edition+ Myeconlab
Author(s): Bade, Robin | Parkin, Michael

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  • Read every question on the exam before you start working. This will give you a feel for how long the exam is and how you should pace yourself. It will also give your subconscious mind a chance to start working on the questions.
  • If you are not sure what a question means, please ask me. I am trying to see how well you know the material, not to trick you with ambiguous wording.
  • Look at the point value of each question. Obviously, it is more important to do well on the questions that count the most than the ones that count the least.
  • It is generally best to do the easiest problem first, then the next easiest, and so on. You do not have to do the problems in the order they appear on the exam.
  • If you get stuck on one question, move on to the next. Come back later to the question that is giving you trouble.
  • Be aware of how much time you have left. Do not spend too much time on a single question. It is generally better to get partial credit on every question than full credit on a single question.

Prior to Class:  In order to prepare for the day’s lesson, and to prevent falling behind on reading assignments, it is strongly recommended to read the text material before attending class. You should also go over the assigned readings prior to class.

During Class: Taking notes is extremely important for understanding and organizing the material. However, make sure to put your pen down and be attentive when I am doing graphical exercises.

After Class: It is recommended that you rewrite your notes following class; revisiting the material on a weekly basis may seem like more work now, but this time is saved later when preparing yourself for examinations! Review the “Big Picture” and see where  and how the class material fits

In order for you to understand the material in this course, it is extremely important that you do the assigned homework problems. Working with your classmates can be a great help, and I strongly encourage it. I also urge you to ask questions about any problems that give you trouble.

Find a study partner.  Missing a lecture here or there can mean the difference in a letter grade.  Study partners can share notes and can help highlight problem content. (not sure what you’re saying here; You could say, “…and can help you understand the confusing content.”

Use office hours and time before and after class to talk with me in order to clarify content.  Come prepared with questions or thoughts written down.