Online reading assignment question: advice to future students

Astronomy 210, spring semester 2016
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Students have a weekly online reading assignment (hosted by SurveyMonkey.com), where they answer questions based on reading their textbook, material covered in previous lectures, opinion questions, and/or asking (anonymous) questions or making (anonymous) comments. Full credit is given for completing the online reading assignment before next week's lecture, regardless if whether their answers are correct/incorrect. The following question was asked after the last lecture, but prior to the final exam.

Tell a student who is about to take this course next semester what he/she needs to know or to do in order to succeed in this course. (Graded for completion.)
"Always be sure to go to class--even if you miss a day you end up missing so much information. As much as it may not seam like it the weekly reading assignment points really do add up. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Be sure to preview slide shows before class. And again...go to class."

"For the love of God read the textbook!"

"Read the book! Study for the quizzes!"

"Make sure to study and do the online reading assignments, they will benefit you a ton."

"I would DEFINITELY recommend when studying the test study right of the past quizzes and off of the book. FORGET WIKIPEDIA!"

"That P-dog does an excellent job in bringing high level science and math down to a level that a person like myself can comprehend."

"Come to class!!! Do your reading assignments!"

"Do the flashcard packets and get them checked. Read. Go to class."

"I would definitely keep up with the readings and take notes weekly! Always do your flashcard questions because those help so much! As long as you figure out how to study for this class it isn't as hard as it seems initially. "

"Do the reading and just keep up with the content because it can get difficult to make a recovery."

"Do all of the online reading assignments, do the flashcards, and come to class!"

"Always do the online reading assignments. ALWAYS!"

"Keep up with the online assignments and don't skip class."

"If you go to office hours and show you're putting forth an effort and actually care then you will do well."

"Read the online presentations and textbook! They'll be your friends, like when you need help/advice on something you don't understand lol"

"To be patient with the course. You may feel like you are not doing good at first and that the class is really hard, but with time you get used to the layout and the points add up quickly. "

"Do all the reading assignments and study the quizzes for the midterms, it really helped me!"

"Study for those damn quizzes "

"Make sure to do the homework and study for quizzes."

"You should not take the lab and class back to back, just go to class and you should be fine."

"Read the book before class!"

"Do all of the previous semesters' archived quizzes and midterms."

"To succeed in the course, you should probably read the textbook a lot and pay attention in class even though the class is long."

"Always go to the study sessions of class before you take your exam."

"Do all the homework and don't forget about it."

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