Avoiding being yelled at is a motivating factor, but prolly not the best one. Actually, it's deeply de-motivating as far as asking for help, etc goes. Get suck and endure paralyzing dread while reading buggy help file after incorrect help file. It has been indicated (yelled, even) that insufficient digging through said "documentation" will result in a D grade for the class.
And getting less than 4.0 means that I flunk out.