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Coping with catastrophes: how to deal with the
Talk to your
Keeping your instructor in the loop with your situation
could mean the difference between passing and failing. They
understand that life happens and sometimes there are
situations that can't be avoided. But if they don't know
about it, they won't be able to help.
So contact your
instructor as soon as there is a problem. Too many students
wait until it is too late for their instructor to help.
Don't wait for things to get out of hand, talk to your
instructor as soon as possible.
you consistently turn in your homework on time, your
instructor will be more open and understanding when an
emergency does happen. However, if you are consistently
turning in homework late, they might see it as an excuse,
rather than a real emergency.
you ever heard the saying, "you attract more bees with honey
than with vinegar." Being polite and courteous is a must and
will go along way when you are asking for help! Even though
you may be facing a tough situation, remember that your
instructor does not have to grant you an extension.
to read your syllabus carefully; some instructors make it a
classroom policy not to accept late assignments. Keep that
in mind when you are asking for an exception. Often times
these policies are put into place so that students won't
abuse the system. Remember, when assignments are turned in late it
also means extra work for your instructor.
While no one anticipates an emergency,
following these tips will hopefully help to ease some of the
stress that can come with them.
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