Monday, February 13, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

And a little tough love for those who are struggling. It is important to understand and accept that this is simply not a class in which you will eventually receive a passing grade just because you keep trying. (I know that you have probably had gobs of classes like this, but this just is not one of them.) You receive a passing grade if and only if you demonstrate total comprehension of the material. The resources for you to do this are supplied in abundance, but you must buy into the system and use those resources, or things will go badly.

Many of the questions I receive in class are demonstrating only a very limited engagement with the online materials. The desire for a shortcut is understandable and I will never give you grief for this in class.  But there simply are no shortcuts. If you do not engage the material fully, you simply will not progress in this course. But the good news is that if you do, you almost certainly will! For many of you, the best thing about this course is not so much the material you learn, but the study habits you will develop in learning it.

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