"Changing Neural Pathways Every Class Period"
some texts to familiarize yourself with...
Night by Elie Wiesel
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimension by Edwin Abbott
Executive Economics: Ten Essential Tools of Business Decision Makers by Shlomo Maital
Godel, Escher, and Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstader
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
Guns of August by Barbara Tuckman
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory by William Manchester
The Second World War (abridged) by Winston Churchill
Listed below is some advice from former communications students who have successfully trained their neural pathways.
"Taking a Phil class will definitely raise your stress levels. However, once the class is over, you will realize that it was all worth it." -Jerome Allen
"Do not concern yourself with what you believe Phil is "looking for" as the "right answer," rather construct a unique solution to the problem and develop a strong line of rationale and you will succeed beyond measure" -Marcus Reitz
"GO TO CLASS!!! No matter how many notes you print off the website, you will never get all the information! Also...read, read, read! If you don't read, the multiple choice questions in the exams are going to kick your butt!" -Angela Stangel
should be striving for excellence by: 1) continuously improving personal communication skills such as listening, public speaking, writing and managing conflict, 2) developing effective group communication skills by knowing how to effectively and efficiently solve problems, 3) becoming critical thinkers by understanding how to analytically and strategically address communication problems and 4) developing communication expertise by learning fundamental communication principles, practices and theories. Concentrating on these four critical areas puts every student in the best possible position to become a thoughtful, strategic, and professional communicator. Such individuals glisten like rare gems – coveted by friends, colleagues and organizations.
7 Questions to guide your thinking...
Can you prove it?
What are your assumptions?
What is effectiveness?
What is the pattern?
What can you do about it?
Is it ethical?
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
- Pablo Picasso