- Come to class a few minutes early to avoid being part of the herd.
- Make eye contact with your professor as you walk in.
- Smile warmly (Hint: imagine s/he’s your long lost cousin. If you don’t like your cousin, imagine it’s your long lost cousin being attacked by rabid ocelots.) Continue reading Smile your way to an “A”
As a freshman and sophomore in college I chose my classes based on convenience and availability. If I could sign up for a class I needed, and it didn’t start too early or end too late, I would grab it before the section filled up.
As I wised up and got a little more experience I realized that the professor was the real key to a great class. Once I found an interesting, engaging prof who really helped me learn, I would sign up for his or her classes religiously, even if I had to shift things around to make it fit my major.
And the best profs were definitely not the easiest profs! In fact, they were often the hardest, but I found I did better in challenging classes, actually making higher grades than in boring classes.
- See their grade histories
- Integrate with Facebook so you’ll know what your friends are signing up for
- Plan your schedule
- Exchange books