It’s been ages right?
We sincerely apologize for delay in posts and frequent series, however, we also see this break period as an opportunity to fully utilize the previous tips given before we bombard you with some more technical and resourceful skills.
Today, we’ll be talking on how to handle lecturers. #smiles. Did I just say handling lecturers? Lol. Yeah! I said so.
The campus environment is filled with various lecturers, some like parents, so caring and understanding, some like mentors, they go the extra mile to impact beyond academics to you and many others… you know the perfect name, SADDISTS!
You don’t have to cut your nerves before you continue reading, I know you have an experience or two as regarding saddist-lecturers, sometimes they tend to make us frustrated and sad as their name implies, nonetheless, here’s a little gist on how to handle all lecturers generally.
- RESPECT: Of course, they demand our respect. They sometimes strive for it when they’ve realized they’ve lost it and thus, they become stiffer, stricter and tougher. So, one big rule to handle lecturers before they explode on you is to respect them. It doesn’t matter if they deserve it, you know what I mean, but, you must give it to them!
- EXPRESS: Do not find it difficult to express yourself to your lecturers. During classes, always try to attempt questions. Never be the idle or none attentive or dull type in class. This works like a magic especially when you are a member of a small class where the lecturer knows everyone by his/her name. It is better for a lecturer to have something positive about you or at least an average impression about you than for him to see you as no part of the class at all. Also, express your feelings about lectures and classes. However, while doing this be as polite as possible. Don’t harshly dictate/command your lecturers. Express your feelings in pitiable and humble words and actions. Don’t exchange words with them and don’t prove to be extra smart or they’ll feel you’re drawing a battle line or competition with them.
- IMPRESS: First impression, they say lasts longer; so, when that new lecturer steps into the class, try everything within your reach to impress. Please, do not over impress or begin to stock him/her. Try as much as possible to attempt all test questions, do all assignments correctly, participate in the class and read well for the exams. When the lecturer notices your passion and drive for his course, he’ll definitely give you a good grade. If he would take you some other courses in higher levels, he’ll definitely have a positive notion about you and that can give you some bonus marks even when you do not deserve them. Always go the extra mile to impress every lecturer. But please, do not over impress or stock them, whether it’s a new lecturer or an old one. Over impressing them at your own detriment could infer that you’re not serious with your studies and you’re trying to bribe them. Don’t over impress especially with chores outside the academic routine. Don’t also think of impressing them in cash or in kind, that’s a bad impression that could lead you to some serious dangers. Some lecturers like to keep their prestige and integrity and they’ve become so cautious of various students tactics. Watch out!
- RELAX: One big secret to hurt the saddist lecturers is to pretend you’re relaxed. When they come yelling and panting, relax, calm down and try to take control of the situation. Talk calmly and do not fidget or be nervous. Also try to not to be too wise. Foolishly take charge. Stylishly be in control. Lecturers like students admit they are fools and know little or nothing at all. So when you’re trying to pull the nuts off their head, foolishly, carefully and tactically do that. #winks.
Alright, just four for today, when next we hear from each other on Akada series, we’ll treat many more tactics to handle lecturers. Before them, remember your lecturers do not lecture, they also have a say in determining your grades. Smiles. Keep your fingers crossed and relax, we’ll meet next week sirs and mas.
Catch you later.
ADEKOLA, Adeola Adetunji