Online reading assignment question: advice to future students

Astronomy 210, spring semester 2017
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.)
"Show up for class, do the reading assignments and don't miss the quizzes! Don't be afraid to ask questions, everybody can learn from them!"

"Don't miss any classes! Also, study as much as you can, otherwise enjoy working with P-dog."

"Read every chapter and all the presentations. Also review past quizzes and tests."

"Do homework! There isn't much but it is definitely worth it!"

"Be sure to read the chapters before you go to class and to practice certain things that P-dog gives to you."

"Go to class! Ask questions even if you think you sound dumb."

"Don't be close-minded, do your homework, and open your mind to all the wonderful aspects of our universe and knowledge."

"In order to succeed in this class is to ALWAYS show up, pay attention, read the book, and ask questions."

"First rule of astronomy class. Don't talk about astronomy class. Second rule. Find a partner who is good at what you aren't and don't just find a buddy to piss and moan with."

"In order to succeed, you must do the homework every week. If you do not, You WILL be lost when you come to class."

"Keep up because this class takes off running."

"Come to every class, especially if you have a hard time understanding the content!"

"Do all the readings and the homework. Study for the quizzes and midterms. Use all the resources that the teacher provides!"

"Do all the extra credit you can, because in the end those few points can make or break your grade. Always show up to every class because if you don't you'll be completely lost when you finally do. And always to the reading assignments, they are easy points and boost your grade as well. The cumulative point grade system is awesome! Thanks P-dog!"

"Go to class. It helps your grade and is fun. Confusing parts of the book are thoroughly explained when you ask."

"Just have basic knowledge about solar system planets and compass directions, as well as moon phases and everything should make sense and come together from there."

"Do well on the quizzes and then your grade on everything else will do better."

"Know the quiz information, do your home work, and relax its a good class!"

"Go to class because the lectures aren't boring, you don't exactly have to take notes, and the group activities help your grade. Do the homework because it is not stressful if you try your best and it helps your grade in the long run. Go to office hours to ask P-dog how to prepare for a quiz if you are unsure. He will help you prepare then and there."

"Always do the reading, and come to EVERY CLASS with questions."

"Attend class and take notes."

"Complete every single online reading assignment! Review pre class presentations, at least skim them! Study for quizes and save them to study for mid terms and finals! Do the extra credit opportunities. And DEFINITELY show up to class for in class activity points. Do this and you will get an A. It's easy!"

"Success is based on the amount of time you are willing to spend on the reading assignments which include book, and the online presentations, as well as showing up for every class and taking notes with your quiz packet in hand and already filled in. P-dog is very thorough with the material he supplies to make you a shining star."

"Do the reading assignments, read the book, study the quizzes."

"Do the work early, this class is made very convenient for you, everything you need to know is on the website. The reading assignments are informative and very creative. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions, this is the best class to ask questions in, and it can be confusing at some points, but P-dog makes it easy to understand and relatable."

"Do the online reading assignments before class."

"Do the reading and the online reading assignments! The reading is easy to do and most of the time you can get by without taking detailed notes or anything, and the assignment is really important because it previews what you'll be learning about next."

"Show up to class, every time. Take notes, participate in group work, do all of the readings and homework to prepare yourself for class, review often, and STUDY often."

"Don't ever be lazy in this class. It can be very easy to fall behind and just do the assignments before the next class but it is imperative that you read along in your book and complete every assignment, so the next class you know what is going on and ask questions for what you are lost on."

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