Presentation on theme: "Misunderstood words These are words heard or read that the mind does not fully comprehend. Poor man stutters, and why do we care about their apetite?"— Presentation transcript:
Misunderstood words These are words heard or read that the mind does not fully comprehend. Poor man stutters, and why do we care about their apetite? They sent us small quantities of unununium but their apatite was quite large.
Misunderstood words How do you know if a misunderstood word has been encountered? The Mind goes blank Let me tell you about my theory of relativity
Misunderstood words How do you know if a misunderstood word has been encountered? The Mind goes blank Have you ever been reading a book and got to the bottom of the page and realized you dont remember a word you just read? You have likely passed a misunderstood word that caused your mind to shut down.
What other symptoms are there from misunderstood words? Check the patients chart for rubs, crackles, and snaps. None of those but S2 gallop, innocent murmur, and a dim A2 were present. Theres a feeling of being dumb and not belonging. For example, when words are used that someone doesnt understand, that person can feel stupid and feel like fleeing. Speaking of dim I not smart enough for this job. I dont belong here…
What symptoms should teachers or students look for in the classroom ? Experiencing misunderstood words can make people irritable and prone to complaining. They usually end up disliking or hating the subject.
So how do you avoid the barrier of misunderstood words? Recognize the symptoms Mind is Blank Feeling dumb & not belonging Irritable Disgusted
So how do you avoid the barrier of misunderstood words? Look up words as soon as possible (dont guess their meaning) Use the dictionary (& online ones) for even technical terms. Learn the origin of words. Surf the internet for more information
Too steep of a pace
If learning is done in a step by step fashion, it is easy. If learning is done in a step by step fashion, it is easy.
If steps are skipped, then there is a complaint that a certain step is too difficult. If steps are skipped, then there is a complaint that a certain step is too difficult.
How do you get past this barrier? How do you get past this barrier? Return to the step you were doing well and then proceed by making sure you do each step. Return to the step you were doing well and then proceed by making sure you do each step.
For most subjects, the lack of visuals or hands-on learning keeps people from seeing or grasping the material. What are the symptoms from not having enough visuals or hands-on learning? 1. Headache (from straining to visualize what is being discussed).
Other symptoms? 2. Eyes may hurt (Probably from strain from continuous reading and trying to visualize the subject.)
Other symptoms? 3. Heavy, weighted down feeling (Probably from accumulation of vague, incomplete images kept in the mind) ? 6 tons
How can one avoid this barrier? FIND PICTURES The Internet is one good source.
How can one avoid this barrier? Find movies, videos, or TV programs that relate to the subject.
How can one avoid this barrier? DRAW PICTURES Do what artists and designers do; draw pictures either freehand or with the help of the computer.
How can one avoid this barrier? CREATE OR FIND MODELS OR FIND THE REAL THING Clay is an excellent choice for making 3-diminension models of items or concepts. Studying the real thing is the best. Take a tip from engineers. They use models to help them understand.
Chemistry is observed on two levels. One level is what can be sensed with human senses. The other level is below human eyesight, smell, touch, hearing, or taste. Instruments expanded what we could sense and therefore we learned more and faster.
"My work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men....whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof." - Anton Van Leeuwenhoek Letter of June 12, Leeuwenhoek constructed a total of 400 microscopes during his prolific lifetime.
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Thick specimens were possible Good focus front to back Also differentiated between light and heavy elements
Si 3 N 4 grains in Si 3 N 4 -Yb 2 O 3 Ceramic
The language of chemistry is difficult for several reasons: Many words are based in Latin Pb for Lead because Latin Plumbum Many words are named after dead scientists Fahrenheit Many words are polysyllabic d-alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) Some compounds have multiple names ethanol, grain alcohol, fermentation alcohol, alcohol, methylcarbinol, ethyl alcohol, absolute ethanol, anhydrous alcohol, alcohol dehydrated, algrain, anhydrol, Cologne spirit, ethyl hydrate, ethyl hydroxide, jaysol, molasses alcohol, potato alcohol, spirits of wine, spirit, tecsol
Learn where the words came from. It helps you understand the meaning It helps you remember it Connect the chemistry words to other subjects. This reinforces the meaning and helps you recall it. (cyan – cyanide – cyanosis –cyanobacterium) Connect the words to as many senses as possible. See, hear, smell, taste, and touch
Break words into their parts (prefix, word root, suffix) This simplifies the word Knowing the parts will help with new words (trinitrotoluene) Make the word more real by drawing it, making a model, or finding pictures that relate to it.