Have you ever had a teacher that doesn’t understand you? Maybe you’ve had a professor that was out to get you, or you believed he/she wanted to see you fail. Regardless of your reasoning, we have ALL had a difficult teacher at some point in our college careers. Whether it be the professor who counted you absent for being a minute late or the professor who used his book a little too much, these guidelines will help you turn that difficult teacher into a much more bearable one!
GO TO CLASS.
Not only should you go to class, but be there on time. Nothing irks a teacher more than a student who is frequently late to class. If you go to class (on time), it is likely that a teacher is more apt to help you in the class. Also, if you make a bad test grade or quiz grade, your teacher may consider giving you extra credit or helping you pull up your grade if you show you are an attentive student who is trying their best. Plus, on your bad hair days, getting to class on time means that no one has to stare at you as you walk in late!
GET YOUR BOOKS.
If a teacher requires you to have a textbook, get it. Do not try to convince yourself that the textbook will be useless. If a teacher requires you to have a textbook, it is usually because you’ll have additional reading before class or to help you look up information for quizzes or tests. If you are continuously making bad grades because you do not have the textbooks, a teacher will grow frustrated and be difficult to deal with.
When you sit in class playing around on Facebook and Twitter or constantly texting the cute guy in your lab, your teacher will grow tired of you being in the class. They may call you out or just ask you to leave. If you have any trouble from that point on, your professor may not want to help you out, instead blaming your problems on your frequent inability to pay attention. It is important to come to class ready to learn and to listen.
If you go into a class with a negative attitude about the subject or the teacher, you are likely going to have a bad experience. Keep an open mind and a positive attitude! This will help you to focus and learn better. Ask questions every once in a while! Your teacher has so much knowledge to share, and you may even find what they have to say actually interests you!
By following these simple guidelines, turning a difficult teacher into one of the best professors you’ve ever had can be a breeze!
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