FAQ


General questions

What requirements can EC171 satisfy?

What are the pre-requisites for EC171?

Quiz questions

How should I prepare for quizzes?


What requirements can EC171 satisfy?

Does not count for EC major or minor concentration credit.

What are the pre-requisites for EC171?

There are no pre-requisites.
Some high-school level algebra is assumed.

How should I prepare for quizzes?

The most effective strategy is active recall. Reading the book, notes and examples alone will give you a false sense of familiarity. Instead, you must actively digest the class material, and practice your recall of it in question and answer form.

After each class meeting, review the class notes and examples, and especially points that I spend time elaborating upon. For each of these "main points" -- there are probably about 4-6 of these per class meeting -- you should write out a challenging question about the point, and prepare the answer.

By actively preparing questions that you know you can answer, you will be surprised how many of those show up on the quiz/exam.


Created by: Aaron Stevens, azs@bu.edu
http://people.bu.edu/azs/teaching/ec171//
Last update: 27 June 2012