This class was tough.
The professor was very knowledgable, but not a very good teacher. How do you survive a teacher that believes that if one or two students are getting A's or B's, then everyone in class can do it too; and who refused to order newer text books instead of using the same text book for the past 20 years?! Pray a lot, get a great tutor and study hard. I did all that and missed a C by about 5 or less points. He refused to give me a C. I had to take another class to make up that bad grade before getting my bachelors. It was my last class.
I learned to preserver. No matter what never give up and go forward as planed. I worked hard! That D was an A to me. In the end I am glad that I worked so hard. I learned the content, but I'm not a good test taker, so I didn't do well. It was because of all my hard work that today I remember much of what I learned from my tutors and the reading. thank God for great tutors. They were my teachers that semester. By the way I had two Earth Science tutors that semester.
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Advice for students:
Earth Science isn't an easy subject, but it is very interesting. Approach it with the idea that you can learn a lot of very interesting things that will leave you wondering and wanting to know more. Everything from how the chain of Hawaiian Islands were formed from volcanoes, the different phases of the moon affect the tides and to how the rock cycle works. There is so much more and as a student you can have fun learning. Before choosing an Earth Science class ask other students who have taken this course, which professors make the class enjoyable, and are reasonable.