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"Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse."
"When you can't figure out how to simplify an equation, try to find a creative way to add 0 to it or multiply it by 1."
Program Assistant, Physics
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning" -Einstein
"Success is when preparation meets opportunity."
"You won't know what you're capable of unless you give even the toughest of things your best shot."
"Take it one test at a time, one problem at a time."
"Patience goes a long way."
"If you get frustrated with one problem move on to another or take a break and come back to it later. It will be easier then."
Program Assistant, Physics
"Try not to get frustrated if you don't understand everything right away. A lot of things take reinforcement and practice to really be understood."
"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful."
"Learning about fluids can open your eyes to a lot of different natural phenomena. More than you might expect."
"Organization is the key to success!"
"Listen to French radio online for a few minutes every day. Start with the news. You already know what's going on in the world, so that will help you to figure out what they're talking about. Don't get discouraged if it's hard in the beginning; your ear needs time to adjust!"
"Biology should be understood to a more detailed and complex level than what is taught in class for a thorough understanding"
"You cannot open a book without learning something."
"Work through every problem, one step at a time, and understand each step. If you do that, you understand the problem. If you understand the problem, you understand the material. And that was your goal to begin with, wasn't it?"
"Life's too short to be stressed. Have fun!"
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health."
-Henry David Thoreau
"In Microeconomics, it is helpful to make colorful graphs and study guides. Invest in a four-color pen."
"Review your notes after class the same day. You will be shocked how much easier it will be to go through the material when it comes down to study."
"You'll learn better if you live a balanced life."
"One step at a time. We'll get there eventually."
"3 out of 2 people struggle with Statistics."
"Try reorganizing your notes into charts and diagrams. This will help you recognize patterns and connections between different topics."
"Work the homework yourself. Even if the answer is in the back, try to get there on your own."
"Repeatedly reviewing your vocabulary in the short term will build stronger connections in the part of your brain that eventually consolidates memories for the long term."
"Relax. Being stressed out makes everything that much harder."
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." -Reggie Leach