Unformatted text preview: whatever plan of action your professor suggests. 3. Set goals-Think about what you want to accomplish in your conference. At the very least, you want your professor to see you as a serious student. Your goal shouldn’t be: “Get the professor to accept late papers”; your goal should be: “Reach an understanding with professor about late papers.” 4. Talk to your Professor-Be early for the conference. Bring all relevant class materials. Be organized. Knock, even if the door is open. Don’t start with a long string of excuses or by being angry. Calmly state your questions or concerns. Make eye contact. Listen. Take notes. Do not argue. Thank your professor for his or her time. Follow-up with an email, if appropriate, which repeats the plan of action your professor suggests and reinforces your willingness to pursue it....
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- Spring '11
- Management, Interrogative word, Rule of thumb, set goals