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studying for a test in another course during classsleeping during classBy eliminating bad habits and by following your instructor’s classroom expectationslisted in the course syllabus, you can make your learning experience a positive one.Generally, most instructors will respond positively to good habits listed below (UtahState; adapted in Bittner and Ranch 57-58, and re-adapted, with the publisher’spermission, here):Attend class regularly.You lose when you skip a class.If you mustmiss a class, arrange for another student to keep notes for you (don’texpect professors to give you theirs, even if you send a request viaemail).Arrive on time and be attentive in class.Late arrivals are a distractionto the entire class.If you must be late, find the nearest convenient seatWhat should my instructor expect of me?9
and quickly and quietly sit down.Then listen actively by taking goodnotes.Submit assignments on time.Late assignments suggest a lack ofenthusiasm and commitment, and your instructor will likely penalizeyour grade.(Remember that late assignments on the job are rarelytolerated by most employers.)Make sure that you understand, andadhere to, the course policies regarding deadlines and penalties for latework as outlined in the course syllabus.Accept responsibility.Don’t make excuses; learn from your mistakesinstead of simply defending them.Avoid distracting your classmatesby complaining about the instructor or an assignment during classtime.Submit high quality work in both content and form.Always try to doyour best work.The process of completing an assignment may requirean extended time commitment from you, more so if research isinvolved. Learn to get started on papers early and revise them up to thedue date.Avoid trying to generate papers the night before they’re due.Ask questions relevant to the course material.By asking relevantquestions, you show your instructor that you are engaged in the course,e.g. “Would my essay’s introduction be more effective if I includedthis statistic?” On the other hand, if you ask questions like, “Can Ileave early?” or “Can we have class outside?” or “Are we doinganything important today?” you are not likely to gain your instructor’srespect and admiration.Visit your instructor during office hours.At least once during thesemester, drop by your instructor’s office to ask a relevant question orto inquire about your general progress in the course. Your instructorcan get to know you a little bit so you’ll become more than “a face inthe crowd.”Avoid Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.Plagiarism is a specificform of cheating in which a student fails to give proper credit forwritten work that belongs to someone else.It involves trying to passoff the work of others as one’s own.Extensive revision of your workby someone else can also be considered plagiarism.Students falselyassume that they will not be caught; however, instructors are veryadept at identifying work that has been incorrectly documented or

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