Since high school, every class I can remember began with a syllabus. On it were due dates of assignments, tests, projects, and readings. These were the things I needed to complete during the class. If I performed well in these areas, I would get a good grade. That was the goal: a grade. Focusing only on the grade, I never considered that the exercise itself could be the important part. Unfortunately, I persisted in this line of thinking for some time.