Earlier this month the NY Times published short articles of advice to college freshmen written by professors. I was not surprised how many of them emphasized the importance of learning how to write well and the importance of reading, everything from the classics to an everyday newspaper. However, my favorite article was “Don’t Alienate Your Professor” by Carol Berkin. This article covers the importance of classroom etiquette and shows how your demeanor as a student can have a huge affect on your relationship with your professor. One piece of advice I would add to her list: Don’t fall asleep in class!
Former First Year Student Advisor