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Updated on Friday, December 12

#20250

OMG: Why do my profs never respond to my emails during exam period? I've emailed three professors asking if they would have office hours over exams (because no info was posted on LEARN), and none of them responded. I would imagine that with so many early-in-the-period exams, they'd be more on the ball with student concerns, guess not...

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  1. 9/10 times it's one of these two: 1) didn't see the email (clumsy) 2) your style was not polite = instant redirect to trashbin.

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    1. A lot of students don't understand that they need to be polite. Do you really think a prof will go out of their way to help you when you are rude to them or other faculty members?

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    2. True that 1a. It's the same principle as retail or the service industry: good customers get good service. If you're a hardworking, polite student who treats your prof with respect and builds real rapport with them, most profs will bend over backwards to accommodate you, and will jump through hoops to help you.

      If you're not, well....

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  2. Probability arbitrarily close to 1 that it's because it really is posted on LEARN, also on the syllabus, and was announced 11 times in class.

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    1. If you miss something because you didn't go to class, its your fault, live with the consequences

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  3. No about you just talk to them?

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  4. I got bunch of profs who think exam period is a good time for them to go to conferences.

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    1. Well really it is. They don't have classes to teach so they finally have the time to go, and why didn't you ask questions during class if you were unclear on what they said?

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