A non-tenure-track instructor in Business from a medium sized regional university in Indiana fires off this quickie:
You are doing the right thing. My last minute ratings for Fall 05 are as follows.
H: Think Gumby. Be flexible. Don't get tied up in what your high school rules were.
M: Turn off the waterworks in the professor's office. Nobody believes it.
T: Tolerance for other people. Try that new fangled attitude and you'll be better off.
O: You go, girl. But shut up when someone else is talking. Love the attitude. But small doses go a long way.
P: Help yourself by opening a textbook when you take this class next semester. Didn't think so, right? Well, it is what it is.