Despite different schools, students can usually connect over similar college experiences. Whether its orientation week, your first football game, or the dining hall food – students can all find a connection. One connection we can find are facing the professors. Here are the five types of professors you’ll have in college:
- Mr. Monotone
One of the most dreadful experiences is having a professor who speaks in the same dull tone during class. It’s even worse if it’s your 8am. The best way to deal with this to try learning the material on your own before class, and then just using the lecture to reinforce the information. Find funny examples and draw pictures for notes you make take. If your professor can’t liven up the material, do it for yourself!
2. Destined to Fail
We’ve all heard rumors about the professor who is nearly impossible. You walk in the first day of class practically greeting your demise. But don’t let rumors get to you. Often times, people all learn differently so the professor may actually be good for your style of learning. But if it happens that the rumors are true, try using office hours. It shows your professor that you care and it can give you one on time that just might help you find that clicking moment with the material.
3. The Cool Prof
It’s the one who is cracking jokes in class and dresses down everyday. As much as we all love the “cool prof”, these ones can be the most dangerous. Don’t underestimate their difficulty. However, one great advantage about the cool prof is that it will be extremely easy to build a relationship with them. Building relationships with professors is important because it provides networking opportunities after college.
4. The Political One
This professor will somehow pass on their opinions here and there in their lecture. It might be even more obvious if you have their class during an election season. They may be republican or democrat, or you might even have one of both. If you agree with their political beliefs, it can be a pretty fun experience. If you disagree, just try to bite your tongue and focus on the school work.
5. The One Who Change Your College Life
At some point, you’ll meet the professor you really click with. You will absorb the material well and you’ll feel comfortable asking any questions! They might appear your freshman year and help you find a perfect major or maybe even in your senior year when you’re looking to nail a job. If you haven’t found them yet, don’t worry! Sooner or later, they will come!