Congrats Cohort 10!
You've finished Semester 1, but here are some tips going forward.
Tip 1 - Practice Your Writing
Try to write some every day, whether it is long or not. Just writing helps. Review the email I sent early in the semester. Watch accidental plager ism, filler, and other traps
Tip 2 - Read Smart
If You haven't figured it out yet, you can't read everything. Time is a precious commdity, so treat it that way. 1. Learn what you can scan and what you can't. 2. If you have something due (CAD, etc) read the needed pages for that first. 3. Paragraph headers and closings have great info.
Tip 3 - Find School/Life Balance
You have to do it:
Make time for family.
Don't disrupt your work and the things that you normally like to do. You can't neglect these.
Tip 4 - Be realistic
1. This thing is hard, but it ain't impossible. 2. If you screw up, no one is going laugh at you. 3. Yes, the reading is impossible much of the time. 4. Go for quality, not quantity. Filler isn't good. 5. Open your mind to new ideas. 6. If you need advice, ask someone. No silent suffering. 7. Turn in something rather than being late. 8. Use your opionion carefully, ideally with scholarship. 9. Start asking yourself why you are here. 10. Think of something you do well and be confident. 11. When you find out why you are here, ask yourself if you are headed in that direction. If not, what do you need to do to get back on course?
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