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Summarize a passage from Socrates’ Apology. • Properly translate into English passages from Voltaire’s Candide. Application/Applying • Describe an experiment to test the influence of light and light quality on the Hill reaction of photosynthesis. • Scan a poem for metric foot and rhyme scheme. • Use the Archimedes principle to determine the volume of an irregularly shaped object. Analysis/Analyzing • List arguments for and against human cloning. • Determine the variables to be controlled for an experiment.

5)—that is, changing Roberts into Susans. When you divide the student population the way Biggs does, the millennial generation doesn’t look so monolithic, and no matter where we teach, we find both types of students in our classes. A sizable minority of them are interested in learning 13 and know something about how to do it, even if they are also materialistic, tied to their parents, and on Facebook. While we can generalize about millennials, we must not forget that they are the most diverse generation—economically, politically, ethnically, racially, and culturally—that North American institutions of higher learning have ever welcomed.

For a C, the student will be able to identify at least four differences,” and so on. Rubrics have such criteria and standards built into them. 19 TYPES OF LEARNING OUTCOMES Virtually every college-level course has cognitive outcomes—those pertaining to thinking. But other types exist that may be pertinent to your courses. Psychomotor skills—the ability to manipulate specific objects correctly and efficiently to accomplish a specific purpose—constitute another type that is important in art, architecture, drama, linguistics, some engineering fields, all laboratory sciences, nursing and other health-related fields, and foreign languages.

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