How do I achieve a close relationship with my professor if I have large classes?
I've always gone to small schools with small class sizes, which enabled me to be close with my teachers and ask questions whenever I needed. I am concerned that I will not have this opportunity in a bigger class setting.
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Best of luck!
It can be quite challenging attempting to develop a relationship with an instructor of large classes. Below are a few suggestions.
I wish you much success as you get to know your professors and build relationships. You can do this! :)
Best of luck!
Sheila recommends the following next steps:
I would say get very familiar with your professor's office hours and take advantage of them. Even if you can't connect with your teacher as much as you want, a teacher can direct you to other resources like student study groups.
Most professors at large university will have office hours that allow you one on one time with them. Take advantage of that as often as possible. Most students don't for most classes, so it is a great time to get your professors to know you. In my experience, it goes a long way in having the professor be more understanding of your circumstances.
For instance, I had trouble with a class in college. I went to every one of the professors office hours. When grade time came, he bumped up my grade a point because he could see I was really putting in the effort.
Also, if you can, stay after class to talk or come early before class starts. Those are great opportunities to meet your professors.