Tutor profile: Richard C.
Subject: Study Skills
Identify at least three of the basic study skill and also identify at least four of the higher intellectual skills about knowledge of a subject, i.e., simply knowing the facts.
The best basic learning tools are: 1. The Question - Having a question to answer normally means that you in your mind will try to answer it by doing the research reading and work to get the answer. 2. Previewing and Outlining. - Previewing a chapter in a textbook, for example by scanning the chapter, after reading the first and last paragraph, helps you see what is important in the chapter that you are reading. Outlining requires you to think with a pencil, to find and list what is important in what you are reading. 3. Peer Learning: Working with other students in a study group, exchanging ideas, discussing what is import, what something means and the consequences that result. 4. Brainstorming and Then Organizing: This is done alone or with others. Brainstorming involves writing down ideas about a subject which come into mind, without judging whether the ideas are good, valuable or not. The second phase is then organizing the useful or valuable ideas in a logical sequence. It is also best if the ideas include various ways that we know and think, analytically, visually, orally, kinetically, socially, emotionally. 5. Mistakes: Making mistakes and learning from your mistakes. 6. When learning a subject it is not sufficient to just know what is taught but the higher cognitive functions should be utilized: - Understanding or what does what was learned mean; -Analyzing what is important, ascertaining what is material (makes a difference) from what doesn't; - Organizing the information into component parts, including inferences and open questions or issues; - Applying what is learned to other relevant situations and to the objectives that may be sought to be achieved, -Thinking through to the Consequences of what has been learned and those of possible alternatives; and - Evaluating what is the significance of the facts, event, the findings and conclusions, and comparing it to other points of views, interpretations,
Subject: Religious Studies
If new born babies are incapable of making moral judgments, what is Original Sin?
Original Sin does not mean that a baby is born as a sinner because the baby is in capable of committing sin or acts of immorality. What it means is that the baby, as a human being, is born without and does not have perfect judgment. The significance of that in the Christian faith is that God intentionally did not create us with perfect judgment and gave us free will to make moral decisions and for God the Son to become man to teach and lead us to be children of God and grow as persons of altruistic love in accordance with Christ's Commandment given at the Last Supper.
What principle is applicable in every case?
The result of every case must be just and fair.
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