Many college students don't know what to talk about when they go to office hours. Here's 5 things you could talk about - and probably should!

5 Things to Talk About When You Go to Office Hours

Some people think that when you go to office hours, it’s like going to the principal’s office was in grade school. A lot of students are intimidated by their professors, so this isn’t surprising. But if you don’t go to office hours, you’re cheating yourself out of an amazing resource that can really help you […]

3 Steps to Make College Easier in Week 1

When the college semester starts, everything is new. You have new classes, new classmates, new professors, new expectations – and if it’s your first semester, you might also have a new roommate and a new dorm room. All that “new” can be pretty overwhelming! Here’s a few ways to make the first week of college […]

One Professor’s Response to the Topic of Neurodiversity

In a recent Twitter chat for PhDs, where the topic was “neurodiversity,” it became clear that many professors are working with very little information about what it means for a student to be neurodiverse. (Neurodiversity refers to situations where a person’s brain is “wired differently” than other people’s, and includes a range of diagnoses including […]

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How to Email Your Professor – and When to Avoid It!

You have to email your professor about something. You know how to use email, right? It’s old-school: open up the program or the web browser, and type something like this: Yo, When is the test? Or maybe you’d rather say: Dear Professor Chris Smith, I write to you to urgently express my concern that the […]