EFS 693A - STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Notes Week 4 -1
I. Hillier lecture on game theory: discuss together http://www.stanford.edu/dept/lc/efs/2006/summer/FHSLecture4.html.
1. How are the concepts maximin, mininmax, and saddle point related?
2. Why doesn't this work with the 3rd example? How is the 3rd game "solved"
3. Does calculating the Nash Equilibrium help here? Why or why not?
II. Review of reports from www.manythings.org & www.englishbaby.com.
III. Reduced forms practice from EnglishBaby: www.englishbaby.com. www.englishbaby.com/lessons/1885/eavesdropping/oversized_nation.
IV. Importance of vocabulary - How many words do you know? How many words do native English speakers know? What do you know when you know a word?
1. General service list; Academic word list (also called University Word List)
2. www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r21270/levels/: a set of tests at various levels
Note that for listening, you need to connect to the sound
4. Keeping a list and reviewing it:
a) note new words that you've seen before or that seem important: decide whether to take time to learn it
b) get the word, its definition, and a sentence from the context you saw it in
c) collect in groups of 10-20 and review regularly (till you know them)
d) try actively to notice these words in other contexts, and use Google to find more examples
Homework (for 10/18): Note be sure when you listen that you do it through headphones, not computer speakers
1. Go to www.manythings.org/pp . Open files 13-24 and take the quiz for each, trying to get 6 in a row correct for each pair in the quiz. For any that you do not get correct, try until you can get 10 in a row without a mistake or until you have worked for at least 5 minutes.
2. Do the A-level vocabulary tests (you can skip the 1000-word and 10,000-word levels) at www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r21270/levels/ and come prepared to discuss your score.