When people try to help new incoming students prepare for college, it can be a bit overwhelming. However, if there is one thing that I would recommend for a successful academic experience, is to get to know your professors. In module 3 we learned about how to properly communicate with your professors online via email and Carmen, and that relationship between you and your professor can make or break a class. My freshman year I was sick a lot, and because I initially created a positive relationship with each of my professors, the emails I sent them only helped build a stronger relationship. If you form a well-written and sincere email, then your professors are more likely to cut you a little bit of slack if you are legitimately sick or out of class. Although it is important to have a good relationship with your professors in the actual classroom, if you have proper netiquitte when trying to email or contact them outside of class, then they will come to appreciate the effort you have put into trying to impress them. In my opinion, if professors call you by first name when you walk into the classroom, then you will have a more enjoyable and positive experience in the class.
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