Surviving "Phil Classes"
Your fellow students offer the following tips for "surviving a 'Phil' class". (Compiled by Michelle Wagner, Class of 2003)
a Phil class will definitely raise your stress levels. However, once
the class is over, you will realize that it was all worth it."
settle for work that is just, ‘okay’.”
"GO TO CLASS!!! No matter how many notes
you print off the website, you will never get all the information!
Also...read, read, read! If you don't read, the multiple choice
questions in the exams are going to kick your butt!" -Angela
"I was a sophomore in a class full of juniors
and seniors, but I didn't let that worry me--I just worked hard
and participated in class, and I did just as well as anyone else." -
"Do not concern yourself with what you
believe Phil is "looking for" as the "right answer,"
rather construct a unique solution to the problem and develop
a strong line of rationale and you will succeed beyond
measure." –Marcus Reitz
“Buy the books and actually spend a lot of time
working on the projects.” -Kristy Polland
“Worry more about impressing yourself with the
quality of your work than the rest of the class.” -Anonymous
“Listen to class feedback but do not let it upset
“Listen to the examples that Phil gives.
He tells stories for a reason. They may help you with those lovely short answer
questions on the exam." -Anonymous
“Never stop asking questions.” -Anonymous
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