and Site Map
Unit 1: Introduction to
Economics and The Economy
If you've taken Microeconomics, Unit 1 will reinforce
the basic concepts you've already learned and will need for this course.
Read the following selections from the Margin Notes by clicking on each
Watch these presentations. When you click on one of the links below,
a new screen will pop up. Use the scrollbar on the side of the new screen to
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(Optional) Read the following chapters from the textbook.
Chapters 01 - 04
The following Optional Links are not required. Some are just for
fun and some are designed to help you do better in your course.
test email as described in the 1st
announcement on the
Online Courses page.
You need to make
sure you know what you're doing before you have to send your first assignment.
Successfully sending your test email is a course requirement. Your course schedule
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Study Guides, Strategies
and Search Sites
Wired Study Tips from TAMU
made things more complicated. If you don't have iTunes,
download it for free. When you use this link, you’ll get a not
available message on your iTunes player. In the search box on the
upper right of the player, type wired study tips. You’ll get a list of
podcasts. When you mouse over a title, you’ll get a blue arrow on the left.
Click the arrow to play.) You might also try Blair’s blog at
Read Irving Hexham's
The Plague of Plagiarism if you are uncertain
what constitutes plagiarism.
How to Spell
Five-Step Search Strategy
Sharpen Your Search Skills
Search Engine Resources
From Google: Better Search Results
Google and Beyond
Getting the Most from Google
Beyond Google: Other Good Search Engines
Web Evaluation Questions
Recommended Search Engines
What Makes a Search Engine Good?
Invisible or Deep Web: What It Is, How to Find It and Its Inherent Ambiguity
Recommended Subject Directories
Learn How to Do Boolean Searches in One Minute Flat
Study Guides and Strategies
For more general reference sites, see also the
Student Tools page (See especially, the
Table of References on that page.) or the
Free Resources to Download