Originally Posted by Derek Simonds
That there is a pearl of wisdom!
Heh - that is oddly the first one that jumped out at me.
Thanks to everyone, particularly Gant, for the lengthy replies. A number of those resonated particularly with me. There is a lot to think about and going in with the right mindset is key for me.
Early classes feel like jumping into the middle of something because of the enormous number of things to think about and uncertainty about what is right or wrong in terms of progression. I've just tried to be patient and tenacious and listen to criticism.