2.2 Mental models: implicit and explicit

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3 Studying philosophy

In the final section of this taster unit I want to say something about the process of studying philosophy. We can divide the process up into three components: reading (and listening), discussing, and writing. Let us take them in turn and see what they will involve in A211.

Reading. Reading philosophy is a special skill. You can't read a philosophy book as you would a novel. You will need to approach it carefully and critically, taking much more time than normal. Different
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2 Doing philosophy

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9 Notes to help you complete your assessment

To complete your portfolio you must include a contents page indicating how your reflective commentary in Part A and your evidence in Part B are related. An example of a suitable format for the contents page is shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1 (PDF, 1 page, 0.1MB)

Although the requirements of Part A and B are listed separately,
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8 Part B: Evidencing your number skills

This Part requires you to present a portfolio of your work to demonstrate that you have used and integrated your number skills within your study or work activities to achieve the standard required. For example, you might include learning about new mathematical techniques to tackle a particular task; using graphs, diagrams, tables or charts more effectively in presenting, analysing and comparing results; setting up and using mathematical models to predict and explain behaviour; using equations
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