What is the best way to study?
Each person has their own unique learning styles. If you don't know what your learning style is yet, I would recommend going through some of the classic study methods to see which fits you best: practice tests, flash cards, or rewriting notes. Whatever style you find you like best, it is important to do some studying every day. If your teacher introduced a new topic in class, spend 20 minutes at home going over the big ideas or vocabulary. If you do a little every day, the subject will be stored in your memory, and you won't have to worry about cramming for the test the night before. When you think you know the material, the best way to test your mastery is by explaining the topic to someone else. If you can teach me the subject matter, then you can be confident you really know it.
What is an experiment?
An experiment is something a researcher does in order to test his or her hypothesis. An experiment is done under controlled conditions, with only one variable (the independent variable) being manipulated. Researchers manipulate that variable and then measure the change of the dependent variable. In a true experiment, the participants of a study must be randomly assigned to groups and the independent variable must be able to be manipulated. If your independent variable is something like age or gender, then it is only a quasi-experiment, as participants can't be randomly assigned those characteristics. As an example, say you're looking at the relationship between time spent with a tutor and test scores. In order for this to be an experiment, you would have to randomly assign your participants hours spent with tutors. Some would have 1 hour, some 5 hours, and some 7 hours. Then you would give them the test and compare their scores. Without the random assignment to timed tutor groups, your study would not be considered an experiment.
What is intersectionality?
Intersectional Feminism is a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in order to describe the experience of being an African-American and a woman. In her writings, she explained that the African-American activists' movement centered on black men, whereas the feminist movement focused on white women. Due to her connection to two marginalized groups, her experience of oppression is unique, and is not address directly by either activist group. Intersectionality, then, refers to to understanding about the intersection of oppression on multiple axes - in this case, gender and race.