Five things you could be doing that are driving your professor crazy

By Carlee Colvard, Staff Writer

Let's be honest. We all complain about our professors.

We've all been there. But what about the professors? Have you ever wondered how they feel about us students? You might be thinking what does it matter, but understanding your teachers can lead to your achievement and success in your college classes.

Here's a few professors who have given us insight into what is expected of us students.

 Shur Gopal looks disdainfully at Sam Miller as he arrives late to class.

Shur Gopal looks disdainfully at Sam Miller as he arrives late to class.

1. Professors don't like when students show up late for class. 

One thing I get tired of is students coming in late for class. I really don’t like that while other students are on time and are already sitting in the class.
— Shurajit Gopal, Media Instructor of Mass Communication
 Carli Frady fakes an illness to escape from class, but she is no match for the intuition of Lara Eller.

Carli Frady fakes an illness to escape from class, but she is no match for the intuition of Lara Eller.

2. Professors don't like when students fake illnesses to get out of class.

I hate it when students lie to me about why they can’t come to class. When I see students who have blatantly lied to my face and say they’re sick and can’t come to class, I say to them, ‘Good. You’re not dead.’ I hate it. It drives me nuts and makes me so mad.
— Lara Eller, Media Instructor and Adviser of Mass Communication
 Deborah Batson pretends(?) to scold Zach Blanton for the homework that he failed to turn in on time.

Deborah Batson pretends(?) to scold Zach Blanton for the homework that he failed to turn in on time.

3. Professors simply want their students to turn in their homework on time.

I love when students come in with their homework finished. It excites me. I’m disappointed when they don’t complete their homework on time.
— Deborah Batson, Instructor of Computer Science
 Victor Prieto brings Hannah Mashburn to tears as she begs for a chance to make an "A" in the class.

Victor Prieto brings Hannah Mashburn to tears as she begs for a chance to make an "A" in the class.

4. Professors want their students to do their best the entire semester.

At the end of the term, students say they need to pass the class with a certain grade. For me, everyone should know what they need and they need to work for that whole semester to get the grade.
— Victor Prieto, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Spanish
 Hiewon Shin pretends to fuss at Jacob Campbell for his lack of thinking outside the box.

Hiewon Shin pretends to fuss at Jacob Campbell for his lack of thinking outside the box.

5. Professors want their students to come up with their own ideas.

I don’t like students to copy and paste. I don’t like when they write their essays and just regurgitate what we discussed in class rather than having their own thoughts.
— Hiewon Shin, Assistant Professor of English