Study Skills - do well in class

Malc Prentice

1) If I need help I will ask for it

In class

Excuse me? Once more please. Please speak slowly.
What does "dog" mean? How can I say "犬"? How do you spell "dog"?
I don't know. I don't understand. I can't find....
Could you give an example? Could you explain that again? Teacher, the screen is off!

If you have bigger problem or a longer question:

When you ask a question

2) I will come to class, and come on time.

1m after bell = late (if I have to pick up your namecard)
> 15 mins after bell = absent (unless you have a train slip, etc)
2 x late = 1 x absent
> 6 absences = fail (unless you have a kouketsu, doctor's note, etc)

In some classes, you can be absent up to 1/3 of the course

In THIS class, you will fail if you miss 7

3) I will do all the homework

90 minute class = 90 minutes of homework. No excuses!

"I didn't know the homework" Ask a friend, check the syllabus, email me, or come in office hours!
"I left my homework at home" Use Dropbox
"The printer broke" Printers always break. Print at least 1hr before class!

4) I have bookmarked a copy of the online class syllabus.

5) I understand the syllabus assessment section, and the importance of OK and NG points.

You must earn OK points to get a high grade

You must also avoid NG points:

6) I will keep my work organised

Buy a 40 pocket A4 clear folder

Page 1 Course Syllabus
Page 2 Your self-access sheets (EF, CCC, WC, iBT, GV)
Page 3-5 Quickwrites QW1-QW10, QW11-QW20, QW21-QW30, etc
Page 6-8 Vocab sheets V1-V10, V11-V20, V21-V28
Page 9-11 A (all paper outlines and drafts)
Page 12-15 B (all paper outlines and drafts)
Page 16-19 C (all paper outlines and drafts)
Page 20+ All Reports (RR)
BACK This manual, and any other worksheets I give you.

Don't waste your partner's time digging through a messy folder!

At the end of term, ALL vocab sheets must be printed. No sheet, no point.

7) I know I will get an automatic D/E if I use translation software, ignore written feedback, or plagiarise

Don't use translation software

Don't plagiarise!