How to do well in Astro 1: Astronomical Universe
First of all, let me stress that this course is NOT designed to be tricky.
I want to be very reasonable and teach you about some of the most inspiring
and fundamental discoveries of astronomy. The course does require a reasonable
amount of dedicated work. Here are some tips for doing well:
I wish you the best of luck!
Come to class!
Do the reading assignments before class and ask questions on things you
don't understand well.
After class redo the readings and bring any further questions you have
Pay attention to the figures and figure captions. Understand how they relate
to the material discussed in the text.
Be sure to learn how the ideas discussed in class fit together. Learning
the material is very hard (and boring) if you only try to memorize a huge
number of facts. Understanding how things fit together makes the learning
much easier and more rewarding.
Review before the quizzes and the final.