HOW TO SURVIVE
A HARDIN COURSE

 

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF
(Your performance in this class depends on how much
time, effort, and energy you are willing to devote to it)

 

PAY ATTENTION AT ALL TIMES
(Details can be missed when you snooze)

 

ATTEND THE LECTURES
(Do I really need to point this out?)

 

SWEAT THE DETAILS
(Examples and some anecdotes
probably will be on exams)

 

IF IT'S ON THE BOARD, IT'D BETTER
BE IN YOUR NOTES
(If I take the time and trouble to write something on the
board, you'd better believe you'll see it again)

 

IF IT'S ON A POWERPOINT SLIDE, IT'D BETTER
BE IN YOUR NOTES
(Visual references and the basic outline

of each lecture are in the PowerPoint slides)

 

ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU DO NOT
UNDERSTAND SOMETHING
(There are no stupid questions,
just non-pertinent ones)

 

REVIEW THE ASSIGNED CHAPTERS
BEFORE THE LECTURES
(At least look at the maps and pictures;
this helps to ensure that lecture
materials are not completely alien)

 

REVIEW YOUR NOTES AFTER EACH LECTURE
(This ensures that everything you have written down makes
sense to you and saves time and frustration

while reviewing for tests)

 

DO NOT ASSUME THAT A TOPIC IS NOT
IMPORTANT BECAUSE I AM USING
HUMOR TO DISCUSS IT
(It is my personal style to inject humor whenever I can;
if it is important, I’ll probably repeat it

in a more serious tone)
 

DO NOT THROW AWAY WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

(While each section of this course is designed to teach you discreet

information about various topics, the course is organized so that

each new section compliments and builds upon the previous ones;

do not be surprised if I expect you to apply the information you

already have been exposed to when new subject matter arises)

 

Updated January 11, 2012
David S. Hardin

 

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