Michael Leddy has done it again. You might remember that I pointed you toward him previously in a post he wrote entitled, How To Email A Professor. Well, he's done it again. Lifehack.org invited him to guest author a post about the proper ways to talk to a professor. He writes:
Talking to a professor–out of genuine curiosity, a genuine interest in learning, a genuine desire to improve–is one of the smartest things a college student can do. While some professors are genuinely unapproachable, many are happy to talk to students. Here are five points to consider when you’re talking to a professor.
1. Be mannerly. Before asking “What are your office hours?”, check your syllabus. If hours aren’t listed or won’t work, ask your professor when he or she can meet with you. A reasonable professor will understand that office hours cannot accommodate every student’s schedule...
Michael Leddy is an English professor and blogs at Orange Crate Art.