Say This, NOT That to Your Professor: 36 Talking Tips for College Success

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In Say This, NOT That to Your Professor, an award-winning, tenured communication professor takes you "inside the faculty mind," and provides the words your professors wish you'd say to manage your classroom experience with confidence. This book gives you inside tips on how to interact so your professors will respond in a positive manner. You'll learn to create opportunities and properly stand up for yourself, rather than fumble over excuses. Get ready for improved relationships with your professors, better grades, and an amazing college experience!

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Why is This Professor Willing to Talk?
     It's simple: I started to see students, like yourself, unknowingly sabotage their education when a simple conversation could have helped their academic standing so much. Instead, students either dealt with class-related issues in a completely clueless way ("Can I turn in this paper late?" -- Me: "Sure, if I can let 27 other people turn it in late, too.") or, they just wouldn't say anything at all... which was even worse. Then, the problem never resolved, and grades suffered. Believe me, my colleagues all over the country report the same issues.
     What's the bigger problem? When students fumble their words, most profs won't sit down later with the student and say, "Hey, this is how the communication should have gone down." I'll admit, even as a Communication prof, I was guilty of this, too! Why? Because a term has only so many weeks. Profs have to be swift problem solvers for students, and then we have to move on to the next issue. Also, many profs don't believe their job is to teach students communication.
     I decided it was time to change all that and write the very first book in the college success genre to deal with this relationship that students will deal with every single day!     
     Students, college is the ideal place for you to practice excellent communication, and professors are among the first people in your life you'll interact with as an adult. And guess what? You don't text with them. You don't Facebook with them (even if you Facebook about them). You need to deal with most issues face-to-face and sometimes via e-mail.
     My goal is to give you inside tips on how to interact so your professors will respond in a positive manner. I want you to learn what goes on behind the scenes of your classes so you can create opportunities, rather than fumble over excuses. I want you to confidently and properly stand up for yourself when you're concerned about your classes or grades. The result? Improved relationships with your profs, a stronger learning experience, and most of all, better grades.

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What will YOU say to your professor today?

 

Late work. Absences. Boring classes.

The C grade you were sure would be an A...

 

These situations, and oh so many others, happen in college.

 

In Say This, NOT That to Your Professor, an award-winning, tenured communication professor takes you "inside the faculty mind," and provides the words your professors wish you'd say to manage your classroom experience with confidence. This book gives students the inside tips on how to interact so professors will respond in a positive manner. They will learn to create opportunities and properly stand up for themselves, rather than fumble over excuses. Students will have improved relationships with professors, better grades, and an amazing college experience!

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