TOP TEN STRATEGIES FOR FLUNKING A COURSE
1. Attend class sporadically. If you attend class
on a regular
basis you could be in danger of understanding the course
2. Spend $50 on the textbook and keep it in the trunk of
your car. Reading it could jeopardize your grade.
3. Sit in the back row of the classroom. You'll find
students there who share many of your goals. You all
can chat while the professor is trying to lecture.
4. Whatever you do, try not to exceed your 30 minute study
time for tests. Increasing your test preparation efforts
could result in a higher grade on the test.
5. Never see your professor during office hours.
If you don't
ask any questions about the course material then you won't
have to worry about emptying this stuff from your head.
6. Try not to take good lecture notes. It's best
to rely on
your memory of the course material presented in the last
7. Be immature and disruptive in class. Having the
throw you out of class will be extremely effective in getting
a crummy grade.
8. Be sure you stay unmotivated throughout the semester.
Any deviation from this clever strategy could be dangerous.
9. Remember, you must procrastinate on every assignment.
Starting the project early could be a disaster!
10. Continue to blame everyone but yourself for your poor
grades. Keeping in touch with reality would not be a good
thing to do!
TOP TEN STRATEGIES FOR PASSING A COURSE
1. Recognize that your high school years are behind you.
Success in college requires self-discipline and maturity.
2. Attend class on a regular basis. Being present
lectures far surpasses attempts to understand the material
from another student's notes.
3. Treat your professor and your classmates with respect.
Mature classroom behavior contributes significantly to
4. Begin your work on papers and projects well in advance.
Throwing something together the night before it's due
just won't cut it!
5. Sit anywhere in the classroom. The key is paying attention!
6. Go see your professor during office hours. Believe
not, we're here to help you.
7. Do not assume the professor will bail you out at the
of the semester. That just isn't going to happen.
8. If you are at all squeamish, don't read this one!
test you should study anywhere from 4 - 10 hours.
(I told you this wasn't pretty!)
9. Take good lecture notes. Always remember that
professor takes the time to put something on the board
then you can assume it's important.
10. Set high goals for yourself throughout college. Take
pride in your accomplishments and enjoy the rewards
that will come to you - now and in the future!