Managing Different Types of Professors: Late, Bad with Technology, and Caring

The same happens for those students transferring from one school to another. Sometimes, these professors turn out to be very good people with the desire to teach and impart knowledge, and this goes a very long way in making the students’ life at school smooth. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In some instances, students encounter professors who are difficult to deal with and have zero motivation to teach. Professors with this trait usually make students’ life in school unbearable, resulting in poor academic results. In extreme cases, it may even take a toll on the students’ mental health. At the end of the day, students’ success is pegged on their readiness to adapt to different types of professors, including those who are late, bad with technology, and caring.
First, students must know how to deal with bad-with-technology professors. Students in classes with bad-with-technology professors face several challenges, with missing syllabus material because the professor was unable to access and use the technology tools at their disposal to disseminate the information to the students being among the grave issues (Stork and Hartley 17). This demonstrates a lack of organizational ability on the professor’s side, and eventually, many students get left behind. Students can identify this trait when the professor demonstrates the inability to appropriately use technology tools to access, manage and even create and communicate information.
When a student finds out that their professor is bad with technology, the best solution is to try and be patient with them and stay open-minded. The student should liaise with other class members to discuss with the professor on the best and most convenient method of learning that favors both parties, without causing any inconvenience to the other. Also, being open-minded in approaching such kind of delicate situations is key to arriving at an amicable solution as quickly as possible, so it is an attribute that every student should try to have.
Another type of professor that students need to learn to deal with is the late professor. Students who are unfortunate to be taught by this type of professor lose a lot of classroom hours due to this lateness. This, in turn, translates to poor academic results because the students are more often than not unable to complete the syllabus on time. It is very easy for students to identify this trait in a professor, because such professors are almost always constantly late for everything. They arrive late to school and class, and they are always unprepared when they get to class, leading to more time wastage in the process.
In a situation where one’s professor is always late, it is good to stay calm. The student should learn to be patient and wait for them to arrive. However, when waiting is no longer an option, try and engage the professor privately after class, and not in public to speak on the matter. If this proves fruitless, the class can decide to speak to the school concerning the issue.
The third kind of professor that students may encounter is the caring professor. There are countless positive attributes associated with this kind of professor, including the ability to communicate content clearly, having a personal interest in the students, sound character, being committed, prepared, and organized (Feldman). Being a student to such a professor is easy because, the professor is invested in the students’ learning and provides assistance if and when the students need it. Such professors possess command of the subject matter and can effectively capture all the important aspects of the field, giving their students an easier time. These professors also happen to be very dynamic and flexible, allowing them to change approaches over time, to adapt to new and complex situations effectively and work with each student differently depending on their area of need. Students can identify this trait in professors easily. Caring professors are the easiest to interact with and learn from. Students find these professors easier to communicate with because of the personal interest the professor shows in them, and the interactive skills that such kind of professors bring to the table.
For students fortunate enough to be taught by a caring professor, the most important thing is to be disciplined and have the desire to learn. Students should stay focused on assignments, be punctual, be attentive in class, and ensure they are on track with the professor’s deadlines at all times. It is imperative for such students to show the zeal for acquiring knowledge to match and surpass their professor’s effort and investment in them.
Students meet different types of professors as they move from class to class and even from school to school. Some of the professors are caring, and others possess all the negative traits. For students to achieve success in their academics, they have to learn to deal with all these types of characters. For the caring professors, students should also try their level best to give them an easy time by being disciplined and staying focused on their studies. On the other hand, for those professors that possess negative traits such as being late and being bad at technology, students should try to find amicable solutions, including talking to the school’s administration using the requisite protocols. This way, students can help to foster a conducive learning environment that ensures optimal return on their investment in education.
Works Cited
Feldman, Kenneth A. “The Superior College Teacher from the Students’ View.” Research in Higher Education, vol. 5, no. 3, 1976, pp. 243-288.
Stork, Elizabeth, and Nell T. Hartley. “Student Perceptions of Professors’ Classroom Behaviors.” PsycTESTS Dataset, 2009 MAKE THIS ESSAY BETTER THESES ARE SOME OF THE COMMNETS “I think you can do even better with your hook. Make it stronger and actually think about how it would get someone to read the rest of your paper.Before your thesis, you should include a few sentences that actually explain why the types of professors you name in your thesis are problematic. The example from class today will likely help.Outline:1: Your topic sentence here can be even stronger. You need to add a why or how. Why do they need to learn to deal with the bad with tech professor? Or how do they do so?That description is a bit too general. You basically say that they can’t use tools at their disposal a couple different ways. What does this actually look like? Maybe they struggle in front of the computer and every class starts a few minutes late. They don’t update moodle, so it’s hard to know about deadlines, etc. Be specific.2. Same thing for the late professor. Add a how or why.I love what you said about why losing time is a problem. I hope to see that in all of your body paragraphs.3. Might want to add in your topic sentence why this is a good thing.Great descriptions. Again, really consider what this will look like in the class. Be specific. Give an example of they adapt.Excellent start! Keep going.This first paragraph lacks an example from the classroom. We spoke in class about different types of examples you could use for this paper. We also discussed how including emotions would add to the depth of the paper. Right now, you did research (that isn’t required) and let them speak for you instead of doing the descriptive work. Use your own ideas and descriptions. If you want to include the outside source, that’s fine, but it shouldn’t be the central part of your paragraph like it is now.Advice: That’s two good pieces of advice, but there are many more. Again, we discussed this in class and listed a lot of examples. This needs expansion.Caitlin
Your introduction should begin with a hook about college or teachers or something along those lines. It could be in the form of a quote, question, statistic, analogy, metaphor, etc. The rest should emphasize how difficult the first year of college can be and how important it is to establish a good relationship with your professor, even if they’re awful.
Your thesis should clearly state the three types of professors you’ll be discussing in your paper and offer a little hope OR express again why it’s important to succeed in college.
Example: In order to prepare for college, students need to prepare for disorganized, technologically challenged, and caring professors.
Out of touch, lacking communication, and over assigning professors make it difficult to succeed and so new students need to be prepared.