Dear GIS 3510 Student,

Online classes are enjoyable and convenient, but also risky. Since you hardly ever see or talk to instructors and fellow students, it's very easy to forget about online classes and fall behind. In this class, temporary tardiness obviously lowers your grade, but this is the tip of the iceberg. Beyond a certain point, experience suggests, it can be impossible to catch up. The class also builds upon the stepwise acquisition or improvement of skills, and trying to do everything at once is counterproductive. So, if you are late in submitting your assignments, I'd strongly advise you to take a day off and catch up. At the very least, contact me by phone. I shall be happy to help you in any way I can. Best wishes,