Second semester is well underway and students are realizing how quickly the year is passing...and they hope they are too...!
Please be sure that you are checking grades once a week or so to keep up on how your student (or you!) are doing. Don't get behind at the beginning of a new semester--now is the time to be banking those points! As more points go into the computer, the less impact they have on the overall grade, so that by the time the last quarter, or last few weeks rolls around, trying to play catch up doesn't work.