(Note: Lauren is earning free college credit while taking classes at BGSU Firelands as part of her day as an EHOVE student.)
I have been very lucky with the college professors I have had. They have all been nice, understanding, and willing to work with me.
College professors are very different than high school teachers. In high school, the teachers give you many opportunities to raise your grade and try to give you help if you do not understand something. However, the college professors only give test that make up your grade, or give out a few homework assignments, but it is nothing like the work given in high school. Also, the college professors do not give you time in class to do your work, you have to do it outside of class.
They say that however many credit hours the course is multiply that by three and that is how long you should spend studying and working on that class outside of the class times. Meaning, if your class was a 3 credit hour course then you should be spending at least 9 hours of your time outside of class studying for that class.
The professors expect you to do the work they ask of you or to read the book so you have somewhat of an idea of what they are teaching, or so you can better understand it. The professors are trying to help you, not trying to give you all the work they can think of. They are trying to teach you as much as they can so you can be ready for the career you want. Right now, my accounting professor tells us to do specific problems but he does not take it for a grade. The only items that our grade consists of is our tests and we only have a total of four tests. Now here is what Abby (left) and Heather (right) have to say about what they think about their professors: