ART AND ORGANISM
Keep a journal for this class. This will come to be among your most valued resources. It is, for example, the principal resource for "journal quizzes" ("open book" quizzes in which your journal is the only book allowed).
Get a hard-bound, hopefully page-numbered book and use it for
keep a running
of how what you learn can be accommodated to
the four perspectives of the
(The biological approach to questions about behavior); and
(sensu Maslow) ;
Note whenever possible how a particular aspect of behavior might contribute to being more-or-less biologically FIT (direct and indirect fitness)]
notes from assigned and other readings and ideas emergent therefrom
a terrific graphic complement to your narrative [
more about mindmaps
notes from other presentations that in any way relate or
relate to course content (that does not leave much out!)
notes from your daily experiences, essentially a diary of experiences and thoughts that relate or
relate to course content (that leaves even
A glossary: within your diary, keep a glossary of words and ideas/themes/concepts
Create and keep a running ad hoc index. This is facilitated by numbered pages but can also be based on dates.
A good journal may have much in common with a COMMONPLACE BOOK [
Aside from their value as a prosthesis for memory, there is reason to believe that keeping a journal can actually be good for you! [for example, a recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association was reported in Newsweek, April 29, 1999; and see
"journaling for stress management"
Glossary of terms in A&O