College is different than high school. New environment. New style of learning. More responsibility. Here are a few things your professors want you to know to help make your college career a success.
Be an active learner. Show up for class. Take notes. Professors will ask questions on their tests based on their lectures. Read the syllabus. Do your homework and reading assignments on time.
2. You are an adult.
You chose to sign up for your courses and come to college. You are likely paying for these courses as well. You have the freedom to either do your best or even quit. It is your responsibility to do your schoolwork and show up on time.
3. Ask questions if you are confused.
Professors cannot read your mind. If you do not understand something, ask. Other students probably do not understand it either. Do not be afraid to ask!
4. Use their office hours.
That is why they have office hours. Professors want you to understand the material and do well. Have your notes and class materials with you when you ask questions.
5. You must do some work outside of class.
Plan how long it will take to do your reading assignments each week. Plan time to write papers and study lecture notes. Your learning depends on this partnership between you and your professor.
6. You are at college to prepare for your future career.
Take it seriously. Learn everything you can in and out of the classroom. Do an internship. Take on a big project. Try hard. Meet new people and do not forget to have fun!