10/2/20081Review Last Lecture: coolirisGeneral Advice for StudentsWhy do so few people make significant contributions?What is the difference between those who have impact and those who don’t?One factor is expectationsOne factor is expectations If you think you can’t almost certainly you won’tEver done your absolute best in a coursePrepare YourselfThe time to start is nowDo what you love and love what you doDon’t worry about how intrinsically smart you are or anyone else isTo do significant things you have to neglect other thingsBe careful about your commitments but when you commit really do itTake time to think important thoughtsRefuse to let the urgent drive out the importantBe careful about who you spend time with
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10/2/20082Class Wiki: cogsci120.wetpaint.comMaintain Personal Page on WikiGoalReflect on lectures, textbook and relatedGrading4 points: exceptional, goes beyond the lecture andtextbook, and related issues Encourage writingRequirementsAt least one entry by Sunday evening each week. Encourage more. Date each entrybeyond the lecture and textbook, interesting connections between ideas covered in course3 points: strong evidence of careful reading and thought about readings and lecture material2 points: evidence you read and tho ght abo t theDate each entry.Entries in reverse chronological order. Most recent entry at the top. Looking for evidence you have engaged with the material.and thought about the material1 point: off topic; not clear you read and thought about the material0 points: no entry