TITLE: Sooner AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: March 29, 2014 10:06 AM DESC: ----- BODY: That is the advice I find myself giving to students again and again this semester: Sooner. Review the material we cover in class sooner. Ask questions sooner. Think about the homework problems sooner. Clarify the requirements sooner. Write code sooner. Test your code sooner. Submit a working version of your homework sooner. You can submit a more complete version later. A lot of this advice boils down to the more general Get feedback sooner. In many ways, it is a dual of the advice, Take small steps. If you take small steps, you can ask, clarify, write, and test sooner. One of the most reliable ways to do those things sooner is to take small steps. If you are struggling to get things done, give sooner a try. Rather than fail in a familiar way, you might succeed in an unfamiliar way. When you do, you probably won't want to go back to the old way again. -----