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How to succeed - H IST120 I SLAMIC C IVILIZATION H OW T O S...

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1 HIST120 I SLAMIC C IVILIZATION H OW T O S UCCEED IN THIS C LASS There are things you can do to get the most of this class. Most of these represent good habits that will help ensure that you continue to derive the maximum experience from your short time at the University. Four years might seem like a long time to you now, but that time will pass quickly, and you want to avoid having regrets when you graduate. Your teachers are here to teach you and help you to learn and to think critically. Just as your teachers must be active and engaged in their instruction, as a learner, you must be active and engaged in your learning. Here are some ways to do that. 1. Ask questions Many people think that asking questions is a sign of weakness. They worry that everyone else in the class understands what is going on. They think that asking a question – even if it’s just a request that the teacher repeat something – will show them up as stupid. Nothing could be further from the truth. Questions are a sign of a curious mind, a sign of a person who refuses to take things at face value, a sign of a person who wants to understand. Most things worth knowing are pretty complex, and there is no reason why you should get something the first time around. Asking your teacher to go over a point or an argument again also helps him to know if he has been clear enough. Discussion sections offer an ideal setting to ask questions
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course HIST 120 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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