Attitudes and Behaviors

1. Back up all of your work! Hard drives fail. It's not a matter of if, it's only a matter of when. Save your important data to a removable disk - CD-R, DVD, Thumb Drives, etc.

2. Do more--not less. Trimming material is much easier than adding information.

3. Life does not reward effort; that is expected. Rewards and earnings are based on success. Eliminate the notion of "trying." "Do or do not. There is no try."

4. Don't assume anything--ask questions and use that knowledge.

5. There are no excuses, just choices with consequences.

6. Prepare early--view all due dates as due by rather than due on.

7. Review your requirements. Know what is expected and double-check your work before submission.

8. Know thyself. Recognize your own study needs and fulfill them.

9. Make the most of this opportunity. Believe that you can do it, because you can.

10. Grades typically provide three functions:

  • Reward for success
  • Encouragement for continued growth
  • A wakeup call -- set two alarms

    "Failure is never quite so frightening as regret."