A Word About Challenges
for Lifelong Learners
This is one instance in the entire course where the
nature of the exercises is unclear for those who do not have
access to the textbook. Take a quick look at the first few
exercise in each of the assignments below, and you will
understand the problem. So what should be done about this:
- Complain that it is impossible to work exercises
that require information form a source that is not
available, and give up.
- Search the Web for someone or some references that
- Devise a creative, unconventional strategy for
resolving this "impossible" situation.
If you select item (a), you are still stuck in the
traditional mode of teaching and learning, and should do
some serious study about what is going on with the
If you select item (b), you are likely to be disappointed
because the issue is clouded by the fact the exercises
reflect the book's unique language and perspective.
Turing to the Web isn't a bad idea in general; it just won't
help much here.
If you select item (c), you are evidently on the
right track for many rewarding years of self-directed
learning. Doing the "impossible" not unusual. Consider this:
You have seen that exercises throughout this course
usually provide a means for checking your responses. Find a
question or exercises that you do not understand, and place
anything in the blank -- even you name. Whatever. One
response is sufficient. Then "Submit Your Answers."
The answer sheet shows the appropriate answer. Repeat this
for several different questions, and you will begin getting