Math Survival Guide: How to be a Successful Student 03
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"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm."
| The lesson I learned is that students who cannot manage to get|
themselves to class on the first day of school have issues… irresponsible,
flaky and completely lacking in discipline.
You do NOT want to be one of these students!
Of course, this does not apply to someone who has a very legitimate
reason to miss (fever of 104 degrees comes to mind here) and calls the
teacher before the first class to keep the spot reserved.
The first class meeting is when your teacher sets the tone for the course
and lets you know what is expected. If you miss this, you’ll feel out of step all
Read the course syllabus!
Every teacher I’ve met – and I’ve met a LOT – has a different set of rules
for how they deal with absences, grading, homework, missed tests, etc. The
course syllabus (or whatever the teacher hands out the first week) usually
gives you all these rules.
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