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Tips for good relationships with instructors

**Avoid these negative behaviors.**

  • Making excuses (your instructors have heard them all). Accept responsibility for your mistakes and failures.
  • Arguing angrily- especially over exams.
  • Treating classes as social hours or unwanted obligations.
  • Being a know-it-all student.
  • Telling emotional and personal stories leading nowhere
  • Demanding that your instructors give you special favors and consideration.
  • Telling other students what you dislike about the instructor instead of going directly to the instructor.
  • Being irritating to an instructor who irritates you.
  • Asking your instructors to be personal counselors.

**Much of this material was taken from Becoming a Master Student, Ellis.

Tips for good relationships with instructors (pdf)