Tip for incoming students: Make sure you understand why you got points off on each assignment. Professor will always write notes as to why you got points off, and make sure you understand them. The more that you make the same mistakes over and over again, the less that you’re allowing yourself to grow as a writer. If you do not understand his comments, email him, set up an appointment with the writing tutor, or even ask a classmate. It’s frustrating to get points off on something you felt you worked really hard on, and it’s even more frustrating to continue doing it over and over again.