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Some Things to Think About Three students receive the same poor grade on an exam. They respond as follows: Student One asks, “Are you going to curve this? It was too hard.” Student Two asks, “How did everybody else do? What was the average?” Student Three asks, “What can I do to prepare better for the next time?” Which of these students is in college? What does each student’s question tell a professor about him or her? Student One: Student Two: Student Three: Some Questions to Avoid “Will this affect my grade?” - Whatever “this” is, it will play a part in your grade. How much or how little depends upon the rest of your work “Can I still get a B?” - This question will usually lead a professor to think that your grade, not learning,
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Unformatted text preview: is your priority. I was absent last class. Did I miss anything important?-Most professors teach because they are passionate about the subject. If you missed anything, it was important. Two Basic Survival Rules Say I, not you.-I honestly dont understand my grade on this essay tells the professor youre a concerned student. Why did you give me such a low grade? is confrontational and will make the professor defensive. Dont focus on the problem, focus on solutions.- Ask your professor: Can you make two or three suggestions that can help me be better?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course LEARNING L 110 taught by Professor Afrancis during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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