One of the most common lines I get from student emails is: “This is my first online class.”
Such a line is usually accompanied by an apology for an error or a misunderstanding.
I actually don’t mind these emails.
To me, it shows that the student is making some sort of effort either to correct something or to get in touch with me or something along those lines. It also shows the commonalities of students trying to figure out an online class. For many students, they are trying to figure out college life in general on top of this strange, new learning format.
I’ve noticed the top student confusions and I have come up with some tips to help with online learning.
Many of you in a university environment may have noticed a strange creature: the professor.
It is common for students to be uncertain of how to interact with this strange species.
How To Understand Your Professor
Professor: a strange creature with odd behavior and esoteric language. Their species is one of great variety, ranging from the awesome to the boring to the down-right evil. They are frequently sighted in a classroom or office. Their natural camouflage is wide-ranging to the point where researchers have concluded that their attire is as varied as their personalities.
Many of us will encounter the “professor” in our lifetime.
What do we do with this strange creature called “professor??”
Fear not students! I have complied a field guide to your professor.*