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Chapter 10: The Road to “A” Work
The Road to “A” Work
In this chapter, we discuss some strategies to enhance your performance. It is important to recognize that these are intended to make your studying more efficient. There are no substitutes for doing the assigned work. You are still going to have to prepare for classes, study for examinations, write papers, and make presentations.
You must attend classes. In some cases, this is a pleasure. Many of us have had faculty members who come to class well prepared, teach the syllabus with creativity and energy, create a stimulating environment in which to learn, challenge students to stretch what they know and develop exciting new insights, and who help students advance in their knowledge and skills. Those classes ...