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How to teach students their rights on their first semester?

How to teach students their rights on their first semester? Topic: How to teach problem solving
June 19, 2019 / By Bigvai
Question: So my problems is that in my college there is little to no respect for student by the teachers. The teacher come late to class or don't even show up, and the students from higher semesters are already use to this so they don't do nothing about it, so the only way it occur to me to solve this is by teaching the students from the first semester their rights as students, and since it is their first semester they will not think that there is nothing that can be done about it, and hopefully they will act against it as a group and it wont be just a few of them confronting the teachers. So my question is how do I do this? if you are from a college where they dont have this kind of problems, could you tell me how they teach you your rights? could you maybe give me an email of someone that can help make this project come true? please only comments that can help harwarda; yes I'm college student, I'm studying engineering in spanish speaking country and spanish is my first language, Sorry if my english isn't good enough for you. Anyway I don't know what is your reference, to say that students are delighted when a professor doesn't show, the concept of been in a college is probably different from what you are use to, because we can not just paid to be in a college, we have to study for a whole year to take a test among hundreds and have the highest score to be in a college, and it is an insult to our sacrifice that once we are in the teacher just wont show and still test us on the subject that wasn't thought. Believe me we all care. 00000 Thank you for your answer, but unfortunately we have no student handbook, the Office of Student Affairs will never help us, we are basically just students that can only complain. The only way it occur to me to solve this if I teach the new students your way of thinking, so what I need a
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Absalom Absalom | 1 day ago
Check your Student Handbook and see if there is a section in it that pertains to students' rights, or more to the point, what to do if you have a complaint about a professor who is not meeting his/her responsibilities. If there is no such information in the handbook, or if you feel it is insufficient, contact whomever puts it together (usually the Office of Student Affairs or some such) and push for them to add/expand it to include examples of things students can and should complain about and the proper channels to do so. Then you could also contact next year's orientation staff (or volunteer to serve on the orientation staff yourself) to suggest adding the subject to the regular series of orientation presentations. Of course, none of this guarantees that other students will take action or that anything meaningful will happen if they do, but it's a good idea to get the information out there. Often the best solution is to choose professors who take their teaching obligations seriously and enjoy working with students (and switch out of classes when it becomes clear that they don't), but obviously this is not always an option. I do remember going with a group of 4-5 other students once to complain after the third time an instructor failed to show up to class without warning (and this is not counting all the times he was 10+ minutes late). He didn't teach the next year, but he was a grad student, so I don't know if he lost his TAship over it or if he just finished.
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Absalom Originally Answered: I need to get motivated to study for my classes this semester. Any tips on getting good grades? Thanks alot?
Hang out with smart people who do their homework and ask questions in class. Ask someone to be your "conscience." Tell that person what you just said here (I get discouraged) and ask them to help keep you on track. Set goals you can reach: I will study for 30 minutes, then take a 10 minute break. Then, increase those goals: I will study for 45 minutes, then take a 10 minute break. On your breaks, take a 5 minute walk around your dorm, apartment, etc. Five minutes for bathroom and a drink - tea, water, lemonade. And, most important, ask at your school for the resource center and go there for the best tips and helps - that's what they are trained to do. DON'T drink too much coffee or caffeine -it will make you jumpy and it will be hard to sit still and do homework. Keep your cell phone off and don't check your email, FB, etc. Turn off the tv. Maybe play music with no words - Mozart and Vivaldi are good. Don't hang out with people who don't do their homework and encourage you to "do it later." Good luck! Asking the question is a good start.
Absalom Originally Answered: I need to get motivated to study for my classes this semester. Any tips on getting good grades? Thanks alot?
Hi Jason, I am a teacher and have had students at various times who suffered the same problem as you. I was always tough with them, but not harsh. You may be surprised, but I also had the same problem and wish my teachers had been tougher. There are a few things I can suggest:- 1. Discuss it with any of your teachers who are willing to listen. At the end of the discussion with each of them you can thank them and make a commitment to them. If you are sincere you will not want to let them down. This will motivate you and keep you motivated. 2. Yes, take the computer out of the room, as the temptation of having it right next to you might be too difficult to overcome. (I know it would be for me.) 3.Start your homework as early as possible, even before supper if possible, but not on a completely empty stomach - perhaps after an energy drink or snack. This will avoid the tiredness setting in. Continue soon after supper until you feel you have done enough. 4.Try to go to bed early and if you wake early, get up and do a bit more studying, but don't rely completely on studying early in the mornings 5. Ration your TV viewing time. Too much TV can can cause tiredness and, even worse, encourage stopping up late. 6. Allocate specific times at the weekend for homework/studies and make it during the day time. (Don't leave it all until Sunday. 7. Start with the most difficult/boring assignments first. 8. Don't try to do much. 9. When you see that your results improve, that will also encourage and keep you motivated. 10. Finally, find out what subjects/grades you will need when you leave school for you chosen career so that you know exactly what you have to achieve This will be a big motivater and will sustain you. I hope these ideas will help you Good luck.
Absalom Originally Answered: I need to get motivated to study for my classes this semester. Any tips on getting good grades? Thanks alot?
I go through the same thing to. My way to get motivated is to think about what to accomplish in the long run. And along the way to success, make short term objectives. It could be a simple plan of completing a certain chapter in a week etc. If a certain subject gets difficult, ask a friend or your lecturer. Think about success, do check list of objectives to complete, and hardwork will pay off. Don't forget to relax to, 'Coz all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.' Good luck. ;-)

Sondra Sondra
I cannot believe that you are in college and don't know how to write any better. If a particular teacher misses class a lot, you can certainly complain to the department chair about it. Most students are delighted when the professor doesn't show up, so I don't think you're going to get anywhere trying to organize them against it. You can take responsibility for your own learning, and do the studying and assignments that you are supposed to do. Also, you will do better if you learn to say "they don't do anything," "it occurs to me," and "they don't have these kinds of problems".
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Sondra Originally Answered: How important are grades in the first semester of your senior year when applying to tough colleges?
grades are very important,but grades are not the only thing they look at. They want a well rounded person,someone who participated in sports,volunteered for something like homeless shelters or in nursing homes, and belonged to clubs like a debating club or chorus,or a language club. They ask questions that need articulate answers, and they usually ask for an essay so you need to write well. I can only speak for colleges that my 3 kids went to, Dartmouth in NH being one and U of Mass being another. so if you are not in any clubs or don't volunteer anywhere, you should start asap. Good Luck.
Sondra Originally Answered: How important are grades in the first semester of your senior year when applying to tough colleges?
The Ivys probably will look at your first semester grades, but I wouldn't worry too much about it-- A/B is not terrible at all. Also, I think they realize that in many cases "senior slump" sets in, and the senior year grades aren't that great. Hope this helps.

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