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7 Stupid Things to Say to Your College Professor

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I’ve been a college English instructor for just about 20 years, and I like to think that I’ve heard it all. But somehow, every year, my students manage to surprise me and come up with something new. So if you’re going to college, or if you know someone who’s going to college, here’s a list of stuff that should never, EVER be said to an instructor. Will you get in trouble if you do? No. But asking one of these questions is a great way to grind your teacher’s gears, and you know what they say about first impressions. As you’re sizing up your instructors, they’re doing the same to you, even if they don’t know it or won’t admit…

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14 Tips to Help You Ace College

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Heading back to college (or worse, heading to college for the first time) is always something of a shock. It’s like heaping helpings of all the fun of school combined with the responsibility of adulthood—a combination that can overwhelm even those of us who spent many years trying to make going to college our profession (Get another degree? Don’t mind if I do!). So for those of you about to head back to school (or those of you who know someone who is), we’ve assembled some of the best college tips, hacks and words of wisdom we can find. Stick to these, and you drastically decrease your chances of veering off into the academic nosedive. Our first tips come from…

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