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Is My College Teacher a Professor or a Lecturer?

Do you call your college teachers a professor or a lecturer? Some professors prefer to drop the formalities and just go with a “Mr.,” “Ms.,” or “Mrs.” or just drop all the honorifics and go on a first-name basis with their students. However, some professors and lecturers will want to uphold classroom formalities and expect

How to Handle Homework in College

No, you won’t be escaping homework once you get into college. While most portrayals of college and university educational experiences involve lectures, thesis writing, and sitting on the grass with a racially diverse set of friends, there’s actually more to it. Although not as glamorous or exciting, homework still exists even in college. And like

Do Grades Matter? Here’s a Rundown for High School and College Grades

Ever since I was young, my parents and teachers stressed the importance of high grades – and I believed them. I graduated high school with no failing grades. And then I got into a good university, studied well, and earned the highest GPA I could get and ended up graduating with honors. Fast forward to

How to Email a Professor: Guide on How to Start and End an Email Conversation

The other day, I saw a post involving this hilarious exchange between a drunk student and his professor. Luckily for Patrick Davidson, Mr. Martin took this drunk email in stride. Here’s his reply. I don’t recommend you trying this out on your own college professors, though. While Mr. Martin took this email pretty well, some

So You Want to be a Research Assistant Professor?

So after many years of blood, sweat, procrastination, and tears, you’ve finally completed your post-graduate studies and are now ready to put those 3 expensive letters, Ph.D., after your name. Congratulations, you’ve now made a significant impact (in your particular field of study), and the academic world is now richer by this much because of

How Does Homeschooling Work?

While traditional schooling exists so children have educational outlets to help them in the future, some parents may feel that this is not enough. For instance, some students may have needs that can’t be provided in a regular classroom. Some parents want their children to learn in an environment free of bullying and peer pressure.

Earning the Highest GPA You Can

Everyone may have their own reasons to go to college, but most do it for the educational experience and the diploma. While not all prospective employers care about your grades, having impressive grades on your resume can help you stand out amongst a sea of applicants. This is where your GPA comes in handy. Your

How Does Grading on a Curve Work?

Test scores used to be fairly simple. If a teacher gives a hundred-item exam and you get 80 questions right, you get a B-. Get a 93, and you get an A-. And if you perfect the score, you get a 100% or an A. It’s pretty straightforward – until your teacher decides to grade

What Happens If You Fail a Class in College?

When college tuition fees can cost upwards of $10,000 annually, you’re definitely going to want your money’s worth. And, for some college students, that means preparing for anything that can happen that can throw off your educational experience. So, what happens to your college education should you fail a class? While it may involve repeating

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