The same basic rules apply: most professors don’t keep college student hours, so don’t text them at 2am when you’ve had a brilliant insight into non-Euclidian geometry or post-modern rhetorical theory. As for the no-texting-speak rule above, that may actually apply to texting your professor too.
Write things out so they are clear, and never, ever send a winking emoji to a professor.
That’s way too ambiguous and will cause nothing but trouble.
There are many kinds of college students, and, like professors, they are all different.
Sometimes the difference comes down to how you communicate with them.
You pay money to go to college, but college isn’t like any other service you pay for – you have to work to get your money’s worth.We do not accept paid placements for any of our rankings.To a recent high-school graduate, or a returning adult student who hasn’t been in a classroom in a long time, college can seem like another world.The expectations for behavior, the cultural norms, and the jargon may be new and confusing.The strangeness of this new experience can be very obvious when it comes to communicating with professors.
There are a few steps you can take to make sure you don’t alienate your professor with bad email habits: Some professors make these into rules, and take a hard line on the rules; there are some who will even refuse to answer emails that don’t include subjects, have lots of grammatical errors, or don’t address them respectfully.