Something Borrowed: 10 Things you Wish your Professor Had Told You

When I think of an idea for a blog post, I tend to google my topic to see what other people have said about it. Sometimes I find that no one else quite had my perspective, so I write about it. Other times, I find articles, blog posts, and even youtube videos that are so terrific I probably can’t do better. "Something Borrowed", a new weekly feature on this blog, aims to showcase those resources.


Title: 10 Things Your College Professor Won’t Tell You
Authors: Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman


Everyone is into transparency these days. You would think you would know all there is to know when you get a college syllabus filled with course rules, policies, learning objectives, grading procedures, even snow policy. Boy, would you be wrong. The important stuff is what the prof will never tell you. Here are 10 examples…

Comments: This article is written by U.S. professors, so they should know what they are doing. However, I would caution against trying number 7 too often (or at all). Although professors are generally kind, they probably won’t think it’s fair that you should get extensions simply because you asked for one. As well, some professors care whether you attend class or not, others don’t. Therefore, number 5 really depends on your prof.


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