Things You Already Know

It’s the end of the semester. Congratulations on making it this far. (Go you!)

This is a stressful time for students and staff alike; you have your problems, we have ours, things get hurried and hassled, details are lost in translation, and so on. (You know how it is.)

That said, this is not the time to forget why you’re here. The point is to graduate with a degree. I’m assuming (as do my co-workers) that you want that degree. Why else would you be here, right? (Right?)

Anyway, this is a list of things you already know, because we’ve told you before. We tell you at the beginning and the end of each semester, and we tell you at opportune moments during the semester, too. You can’t avoid these.

Granted, that doesn’t stop you from trying to avoid them, because you do try. We’ve seen you. It’s impossible not to know these things unless you expend a fair amount of energy on doing so.

So, here they are: things you already know.

Show up for class prepared.

Ask questions.

Learn the applications.

Start projects early.

We are here to help you.

The library (and the school it resides within) is a place of work.

Don’t bash the equipment.

Books are due back in 30 days.

My point is that you know all these things.  So why do we keep having this conversation?

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