Student SUCCESS!

Hints to Succeed:
1. Do not procrastinate!

There are only so many tomorrows. -- Brad Darrach

Do NOT ask this question: 

Did I Miss Anything?
by Tom Wayman

   Nothing.  When we realized you weren't here
   we sat with our hands folded on our desks
   in silence, for the full two hours

         Everything, I gave an exam worth
        40 percent of the grade for this term
        and assigned some reading due today
        on which I'm about to hand out a quiz
        worth 50 percent.

   Nothing.  None of the content of this course
   has value or meaning
   Take as many days off as you like:
   any activities we undertake as a class
   I assure you will not matter either to you or me
   and are without purpose.

        Everything.  A few minutes after we began last time
        a shaft of light suddenly descended and an angel
        or other heavenly being appeared
        and revealed to us what each woman or man must do
        to attain divine wisdom in this life and
        the hereafter
        This is the last time the class will meet
        before we disperse to bring the good news to all people
            on earth

    Nothing.  When you are not present
    how could something significant occur?

         Everything.  Contained in this classroom
         is a microcosm of human experience
         assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
        This is not the only place such an an opportunity has                      been gathered,

         but it was one place,

         And you weren't here.


“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” 
― T.H. WhiteThe Once and Future King

And though this is not all there is to learning -- not by far -- it can help!