What do these people expect me to do?

High School was one thing, but understanding the expectations of each professor can be challenging.  While a good amount of college students choose to not read their syllabus, I would like to stress that key information for successful completion of a course could be embedded in the syllabus.  The key to your success could be in your binder, and you haven’t read it.

It is true that a few professors don’t construct a syllabus in a way that it can be beneficial to you.  That is a very small percentage.  The majority will have things in there like:

Test dates

Assignment descriptions (sometimes they never mention the assignment and when you don’t submit it you get a failing grade!)

Pet peeves (pulling out your cell phone can get you a failing or lower grade just because they wrote it in the syllabus  — and you didn’t even realize that they saw you!)

Online assignments (sometimes there are assignments that are never discussed in class that you must do online)

Other expectations of professors range from being:

responsible for your education (not blaming others for poor performance, etc.);

highly motivated to succeed; 

attending class regularly;

completing all assignments;

collaborating with peers;

using available help to achieve academic success (tutoring center, etc.)

changing what you are doing if it is not working;

demonstrating a passion for learning;

managing your emotions;

having realistic self-confidence about themselves and their ability to succeed in college.

C.A.N. is here for you to ensure that you are up to the challenges that lay ahead.  If you would like to discuss the transition to college and how C.A.N. can be of assistance, please fill out the contact us page on our website. http://www.canstudentconsultants.com/


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