To Do Poorly
In This Course
grades don't just happen; they are the result of hard and consistently
good work on the part of the student. However, if hard work isn't
for you, here is a recipe for mediocrity...
only when you feel like it. Leave early when you feel like it. Skip watching
the videotape altogether. Act surprised when you find out you're missing
half of the handouts because you forgot to ask your instructor, and didn't
bother to check the web site for this class. Pretend you know all
of the lecture material, and don't ask your instructor any questions to
only when you feel like it. Stare at the lab specimens and handouts and
pretend you know what's going on. Let your lab partner(s) do all the work.
Don't ask questions of your lab partners, or your instructor.
homework only when you feel like it. Come up with novel excuses for handing
homework in late.
studying for the exams. Don't read the lecture exam review sheets, or ask
questions of your instructor. Don't bother studying the mineral and rock
specimens at the Testing Center. Don't bother completing the topographic
map assignments at the Library.
absent on the dates when exams are scheduled. Don't bother informing your
instructor that you were absent, and that you need to make up the exam.
Come up with novel excuses why you missed the exam(s).
the status of your grades with your instructor from time to time.