Letters to My Tutor…

My dearest Simone,

My mind turned again to anthropology during my chemistry review.  In thinking about the importance of writing out simple formulas again and again, I thought that I should be using diagrams for common concepts in anthropology and that there’s a value in seeing key concepts/theories reduced to simple word groups with connective symbols such as lines, arrows, plus signs and the like.  Back in 2009, Greg Downey over at Neuroanthropology wrote a nice post regarding benefits and concerns when using flowcharts in anthropology.  The post seems a good place to start when I look into this more later.

So it seems that I am taking another week to work on my chemistry review.  It has been quite intensive and at the moment I find myself in that curious place where I could do much better on a test that most consider difficult while fairing much worse on a test that others consider easy.  That is to say that I have been neglectful regarding some of the required rote memorization.  I looked for sample chemistry placement test online since I haven’t been able to find out much information regarding the one that I may be taking.  So far, the results have been encouraging.

Yours truly,