In spite of any horror stories you may have heard from friends in school, college teachers are only human. They want what you want; respect, attention, appreciation. No great surprises here, right?
Well, what you may not know is that these teachers and professors expect you to follow a few unwritten rules about how to be a good college student. I want you to know about these expectations now, before you go and make embarrassing blunders. So read and heed, and avoid making a bad impression and alienating a person who could be a huge help to your academic and professional careers.
Peruse these warnings, commit them to memory, and violate them at your own peril. If you take the risk and break these sacred rules anyway, don’t say I didn’t try to steer you down the right path.
Let your passion for come through. Let your professors know what you want in life. It’s been said that enthusiasm is contagious and if you’re genuinely excited about your goals , professors will much more likely take an interest in you.
Allow your actions to support the fact that you wholeheartedly stand behind your teacher. This will be crucial when the going. In college, life is exciting,challenging and exciting, but it’s not likely to be smooth sailing the whole way.
Your teacher needs to know that you are dedicated to seeing through the process of growing and achieving. Stay focused on the outcome and how to get there. Your professors often this determination in you and will be influenced by it in a positive way.
As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, Crystal Jonas knows what it takes to make college students more successful, and enjoy school whole lot more.
Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call Crystal at 719- 291-0366.