Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Q. So what is "Julie's Study Guides"?

Julie's Study Guides is a website where we, the GBJ
staff, publish guides on a regular basis to assist you in classes.

We publish “Weekly Updates,” which are agendas that help
you keep track of tests and due dates for major assignments. We also
post important information regarding school events.

To access all the guides, use the document index located under the chatback badges.

If you have any questions, talk to us at school or email us at You can also instant message us using
our chat-back badges.

Q. What is Scribd?

A. Scribd is a way to publish documents to the Internet so that everyone can view them. We created a Scribd group called "Julie's Study Guides", and many of the things we publish are accessible there. However, Scribd is gradually phasing out groups in favor of a a different organizational system, so post-January 2010, new documents can no longer be added to the group.

When we first started the website, it was not possible to embed documents into a blog post. Now, however, when a guide is published, it will get its own blog post and be linked into the document index.


Q. How do you make the guides?

A. Guides generally fall into two groups: text-based or lecture-based. Often, freeform guides will incorporate material from both the textbook and classroom lectures.

Text-based: After we've read the chapter, we start typing up important details in the reading, such as vocabulary and key concepts. These guides correspond to the chapters in the actual textbook. AP Biology guides are mostly text-based, with the guides closely following the textbook material.

Lecture-based: These guides consist of notes from a teacher's lectures, handouts, or powerpoint presentations. The IB Chemistry guides are a mixture of material from Mrs. Atkins' powerpoints and the IB Chemistry Course Companion/Study Guide.

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Anonymous said...

Just because I know Helie is a stickler for grammar and spelling, I think it worth mentioning that her name is misspelled in this entry. =/

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Anonymous said...

It would be helpful if there was not information only regarding the juniors and seniors, such as on the weekly updates. I never see anything regarding freshmen or sophomores...