This week’s lesson is about Leslie’s Example, and where, for each thing you do, you:
- Tell a real story about learning, and where learning is defined by your confronting a difficulty, something you could not figure out, your seeking an answer, and your someone up with a solution
- Explain the problem, whatever it was you were trying to solve, and where you link to the technical description or explanation and here explain what it is about, how it works, etc.
- Explain the principle, and that means some larger idea, method, concept, etc., that will help you go on to understand larger things
As before, this lesson is about slowing down and looking more closely at how you study and learn
- As we discussed when looking at this iterative process model.
- Write for you and your classmates, not simply to please me.
- Your portfolio for this week should reflect about 4 hours of serious, thoughtful work — which you will happily do when you figure out how to turn it to your purposes!
Mastering MS Word
Spend 45 minutes mastering MS Word at your own speed and where you explore things you might not otherwise explore, for example, and, again, where you: 1) confront some difficulty which you leads you to a higher understanding, 2) explain the difficulty, what the technical or other problem is, and 3) where you see the Bigger Thing, some principle.
- Learning about Styles, as last week, looking up “MS Word support YourOS Styles”, playing around with it, and so learning how to master a GUI (graphical user interface): if you can master this one, you’ll be prepared for the next
- Work your way through any and/or all of the Mastering the Outline View articles
- Transform your shortcut list from a copy of what you find online and have pasted for the teacher, to something you yourself might actually use and using symbols, like this: “Move: ⇧⌃↑↓” (copy and use my symbol list: ⌃⌥⌘ fn ⇧⇥ ⌫→←↑↓☐✓⇒☞ ↩︎ ⌤ √ )
- Submit ONLY this week’s homework, save the rest for your final portfolio
- If you are bored with the basics, learn how to insert and use Images
Really learn SQL
Really, really learn SQL, spend 90 minutes following the advice below so that you know all about tables, inputting, selecting, and sorting data
- Compare and contrast two different SQL sources and where one of them MUST be Head First SQL: how differently do they address the problem?
- What did you find interesting in SQL, what is it about, how does it work?
- And, again, where you write up how you: 1) confront some difficulty which you leads you to a higher understanding, 2) explain the difficulty, what the technical or other problem is, and 3) where you see the Bigger Thing, some principle.
Workflow, getting things done
- What did you work on when? Have you managed four hours of homework, and if not, why not?
- How has your scheduling of BizApps homework changed?
- How differently does your partner do things, how did he/she change their schedule?
- What did you have to overcome to improve your workflow/productivity?
- How did you apply this lesson/method to another class?