Chapter 7 and 8 Questions Chapter 7 1. Why should you be concerned about your academic performance? Sound learning is one of the 3 Cardinal Principles, and scholarship is an important aspect of Fraternity life; by making the decision to attend a university, you have made a commitment to succeed academically 2. What things can you do to effectively manage your time? Use a personal time-analysis chart, make a to-do list every day, recognize that you have time management problems, isolate yourself, limit your distractions, plan your studying, and stick to the plan 3. Where is the best place to study? Distraction free area, not close to a window, well-ventilated room with a comfortable temperature, don?t get too comfortable 4. How long should you study one subject at a time? No more than 2 or 3 hours 5. What does TQLR mean? How do you use it? Tune into the speaker, question, listen, review Tune in: be alert, avoid distractions, anticipate the lecture?s content Question: what is the lecture about? How does it relate to the text? What are the main points? Ask the lecturer to clarify anything you don?t understand. Listen: use what the speaker says to organize your notes. Listen for emphasis, his questions, and his outline. Decide how well he answers your questions. Review: summarize main points, write main ideas in your own words, relate what you learn to what you know, review notes regularly 6. Describe a good way to take notes. Use the TQLR technique, notes should be complete enough to refresh memory, but short enough to be easy to read and remember; use 8.5x11 inch notebook and keep all notes from 1 subject together and in sequence; date entries and write legibly; use outline form; 2-5-1 format: 2 inches in left margin for summary text outline, 5 inches at center for lecture notes, and 1 inch in the right margin for personal remarks 7. How should you prepare for an exam? Find out what it will cover, find out what kind of examination it will be (objective, essay or both), start reviewing methodically and early, review short chunks daily, divide the material into logical sections, review your worst subject first, review the toughest subject again just before the exam, know elementary facts for the tests 8. What should you do during an exam? Glance over the entire exam, observe the point value of the questions, underline all significant words, tackle the questions in the order that appeals to you most, check over your entire paper to see if you followed directions and answered all the questions 9. What should you do after an exam? Analyze what you did, noting what and why you did something a certain way, note good and bad things 10. Describe some techniques in handling test anxiety. Realize that nerves aren?t necessarily bad for you, optimal alertness, recognize failure habits, concentrate energy on the examination, not on fear, respect your right answers, prepare, avoid excessive studying, relax and sleep 11. What resources are available on your campus to help you with scholarship? Professionals in student affairs offices, administrators in departments, study skill centers, library, student affair organizations, career counseling, financial aid assistance, pledgemaster, and Dean of Students Office 12. Give some warning signs that indicate potential for poor scholarship. Regularly missing class, not preparing for class, failing to ask questions, relying on someone else?s notes, failing to improve performance, developing a dislike for the class Chapter 8 1. Describe the badge of Phi Delta Theta. Made of gold or platinum, and consists of a shield, with a scroll bearing the letters Phi Delta Theta over the fesse and nonbril points, an eye over the honor point, and a sword attached by a chain from the sinister chief point to the hilt. The badge may be jeweled, and the scroll may be enameled in white and the eye in black. 2. Who designed the badge? Robert Morrison and John McMillan Wilson 3. When was the badge first worn in public? June 26, 1852 @ a party given for the senior class by Miami University President Dr. William C. Anderson 4. How is the badge to be worn, and who may wear it? It is to be worn at all times appropriate, over the heart and not on the lapel Only initiated members or their mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, or fiances 5. Describe the coat of arms. The shield is blue with a diagonal silver bar bearing a gold sword and 3 silver stars above and below the bar; a gold helmet with closed visor; mantling of blue and silver; the crest; a right arm, armored, hurling a javelin; the open motto on a riband below the shield 6. What is the open motto? Its literal translation? Its more free translation? Eis aner oudeis aner Literally: ?One man is no man? Free Interpretation: ?We enjoy life by the help and society of others? 7. What are the Fraternity colors? The Fraternity Flower? Azure and argent The white carnation 8. Describe the Fraternity flag. Three vertical bars of equal width; each of the outer bars is charged with 3 white five-pointed stars; the middle bar is charged with the letters Phi Delta Theta in blue, reading downward; the width of the flag is 2/3 the width 9. Who is the tutelary goddess of the Fraternity? What is her significance? Pallas Athena She is the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom 10. What is the Fraternity epitaph? What is the Chapter Grand? In coelo quies est ? ?In heaven there is rest? Chapter Grand is reserved for those Phis who have passed away; it is a list of obituaries about recently deceased Phis published in The Scroll 11. What is the Silver Legion? The Gold Legion? The Diamond Legion? Silver Legion: Members who have been Phis for 25 years Gold Legion: Members who have been Phis for 50 years Diamond Legion: Members who have been Phis for 75 years 12. Name the publications of the Fraternity. Phis Sing, The Code of the Fraternity, the Phikeia Manual, and The Scroll, www.phideltatheta.org, various histories of the Fraternity
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