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10 Suggestions on Influencing Professors How you communicate with your professor affects how well you do in a course. In general, professors are likely to be impressed with students who show genuine interest in their course material and ask good questions. The best way to get on your professors good side is to be an interested student. The following are some strategies to demonstrate your interest and curiosity: 1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain to the professor about his or her performance; rather, focus on and discuss the material and your understanding of
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Unformatted text preview: it. 2. Let the professor know what you appreciate about the course. 3. Know and use the professor’s name. 4. Avoid arguing. 5. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. 6. Ask questions rather than give orders. 7. Try honestly to see the professor’s point of view. 8. Let the professor know that you sincerely want to do well in the course. 9. Always have the course textbook and any other appropriate materials with you whenever you go to class or meet your professor in conference. 10. Hand in all assignments on time throughout the semester....
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