TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Come to class, and be on time!
Review your greensheet often, and know
when things are due.
Regularly check Jan's web site for
Always keep up with your reading -
don't get behind!
Always be aware of what materials
(i.e., books, downloadable handouts, etc.) you need to bring
Be prepared for class. No, this
does not mean just occupying a seat. It means being prepared to
discuss the reading and lecture material, and being ready to take
It is extremely helpful to download the appropriate chapter outline
before you start reading the corresponding chapter in the textbook, and
fill in extra information as you read. It will cut down on how
much note taking you will have to do in class, and will help you to be
prepared to answer questions in class. And in case you were
wondering....Jan will ask you a lot of questions!
On exam days bring a half-sheet scantron with you (available at the
Spartan Bookstore) and either a traditional No. 2 pencil, or a
mechanical pencil with HB lead (equivalent to No. 2).
All students should always have paper
handy - you never know when you are going to have a pop quiz!
Although it is not mandatory, it is recommended that you bring your
textbook with you to class.
Having your textbook with you in class
will help you participate in discussions.
I will do my best to hold a study group prior to each exam. The
study groups will not be mandatory; however, if you sign up for one you
are expected to attend. I strongly encourage you all to start
studying for your exams prior to the study groups being held, as they
will likely be conducted only 3 to 4 days prior to your exams.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AS A MEASURE OF COURTESY,
PLEASE TURN OFF/SILENCE CELL PHONES AND PAGERS, AND TURN OFF/SILENCE THE
SOUND ON all other electronic devices