Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Student Survival Manual 15

10 reasons to join sports and recreation activities

1. They can be a good break from heavy duty book work.
2. You can meet a great number of interesting people who may be interested in the same strange and bizarre things that you are .
3. You might even get in better shape, lose (gain) a few pounds.
4. You might feel great, sleep better, and have more energy in the day (then again, you might feel sickly and "dead tired" most of the time, so don't "over do" it.)
5. You may have the opportunity to let out some of your pent up frustrations and aggressions after a few hours in the computer lab.
6. You may boost your self-esteem immensely as you realize you are, in fact, Olympic potential.
7. You will possibly get on TV if your team makes it to the Rose Bowl.
8. You may gain the physical stamina to rise (under your own power) from the couch and turn off your TV when you lose the remote.
9. You could make a few dollars teaching, coaching or officiating sports (youth soccer, YMCA, softball leagues, scuba teachers, WSI instructor, etc.)
10. You can prepare for a career as a professional athlete, TV sports broadcaster, or politician.

Excerpts from Student Survival Manual - 4th EditionCopyright © 1995-2005 by Jack Pejsa

The Student Survival Manual 14

10 Ways to Get Caught Cheating in School

1. Putting the exam answers on the back of your notebook or calculator, expecting that this technique will be particularly successful in foiling your professor.
2. Put the answers on the front of your notebook or calculator, convinced that this will work because nobody would be insane enough to even think of this ridiculous idea in the first place.
3. Using words in your term paper or project report you've never used in your life, but think they sound intelligent and will impress your instructor with your "Harvard graduate's" vocabulary.
4. Using words in your term paper or project report your instructor has never even heard of.
5. Use words in your term paper that nobody in the world has ever even heard of.
6. Plagiarizing someone else's work by copying their words in your report -- without giving the author(s) the proper credit they deserve.
7. Turning in someone else's 'take-home exam' as your own.
8. Paying your brilliant roommate to do your term paper for you while you spend all weekend overhauling your car's engine.
9. Copying a report without permission from a web page which states clearly on the bottom of the page: "Do not copy without permission."
10. Bringing in binoculars to a classroom for a final exam with the clear intention of focusing in on the test of the only student in the class who got an A on the midterm.

Excerpts from Student Survival Manual - 4th EditionCopyright © 1995-2005 by Jack Pejsa