My Students’ Best Advice

My students are in finals week. I asked for advice to pass along to future students, and they all said,

DON’T FALL BEHIND!

They sound even more adamant than I did that first day of class when I warned them.

But let’s word that positively, since we now understand that our brains tend to negate the negatives, ignoring the don’ts and nots and nevers, as though converting all positive and negative integers to their absolute values.

STAY CURRENT!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

JUST DO IT!

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  1. I think the problem is students wait til the last minute to finish the project or assignment thinking that they can finish it in one day so they fall behind. I have been guilty of this problem myself. If students realize that if you work on the assignment in parts each day instead of all at once the final product will be worth more. As a student I find it easier to do parts each day and if problems arise a simple question to the teacher should resolve the issue. Also you have time to fix the problem instead of hoping the teacher replies to you that night.

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    1. How true! I think it’s human nature to underestimate how long things will take. (It’s at least MY nature! That’s why I prefer to start things early!) Thanks for pointing out that explaining that in the beginning might help.

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