Well as you all know the semester has started and is now slowly winding down. Apparently, we have less than ten weeks to go!! Woot woot =). Today I wanted to touch upon the topic of being a good student. It is very important to make a good impression with any of your professors. I have exercised my good student abilities in my PSY 370 class which contributed to an amazing accomplishment for me.
My friend and I was walking into the new building and our professor was right behind us. When we realized that he was behind us wee stopped to say hello and then we all began to talk about various topics. One of the questions that I asked my professor was, “What degree is better PsyD or PhD?” From there on I was given so much information in the matter of 15 minutes. My professor was able to give me a ton of information on the difference of the two degrees and advised me to engage in research. He even suggested that when he starts his new research I should join him. I felt so amazed by the progress that I made. I was happy enough that my professor recognized me and my friend because our class contains 120+ students.
In a situation where you are in a large crowd of students (lecture hall) it is always best to sit in the front row of the class. My class starts at 9:25 and I leave home at 7:45 to get to school at 8:30. That is almost an hour ahead of class, it is all because I want to be able to sit in front of the class. Professors have always told me that the students that usually sit in front of their class are the students that they remember the most. Ever since I have been given this piece of information I feel that it is the key to student success. I know it may be a little awkward to sit in front of a classroom at times but it really does set you up for success. I see all of past professors and each of them always stop to say hi to me.
So guys make sure you sit in the front, participate, and make sure your professor knows who you are!!!!