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MyCollegeSuccessStory.com: 10 Negative Behaviors That Can Affect Your Grade Here's a collection of the most offensive student behaviors that rile professors and can seriously affect your grades. by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. While most of our focus is on the positive activities and behaviors you can incorporate into your life as a student, this article focuses on the 10 things you want to avoid -- because partaking in them can seriously affect your grades. What are the most offensive student behaviors that rile professors -- and can seriously affect your grades? We think you'll be familiar with most of them, but hopefully you do not see yourself in them. (If you do, now is the time to change your behavior!) 1. Being Unprepared for Class/Not Participating in Class Discussions. There's really no excuse for not being prepared for class, and if you consistently go to class unprepared and unable to add to the class discussion, your grade could take a major hit. The solution? Use a planner or some other calendar system to keep informed of reading assignments. 2. Submitting Late Homework Assignments. There's always an academic penalty for handing in a late assignment. In fact, some professors will not even accept late homework, resulting in a zero. If you have a problem with getting your work in on time, consider giving yourself earlier deadlines to get it done -- so that you still end up completing it on time. 3. Skipping Homework Assignments. Some students never even bother to submit their homework. Perhaps it's because they're embarrassed they missed the deadline, but students should always submit their work. Even if they get a zero for that one assignment, they'll show they can do the work. If you missed a deadline, ask your professor if you can still submit your work -- even if just for the feedback. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course HON 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Ill. Chicago.

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