In many classes, your teacher will communicate vital information to you via email. The types of communication include:
- Class cancellation
- Information on assignments
- Test information
- Links to assignments, readings, appointment schedules, etc
- Notification of out-of-class events
If you don’t look at your email regularly, you could miss out on important information you need. When you don’t get this information, your grade will suffer. You won’t have any excuse for missing the information. An email has the same force as if the teacher notified you of the information in class.
You need to get into the habit of reviewing your email at least 3 times/ day.
- When you get up in the morning – especially important for class cancellations
- When you begin your homework –especially to get any pointers or extra information you need.
- Before you go to bed- especially to check on anything you need for the next day
At most colleges, you will be inundated with emails and at times it will seem impossible to keep up. Here’s some advice for managing these.
- Delete any announcements or other information that doesn’t pertain to you
- Keep all class announcements. You may need these later on in case there is a misunderstanding over a grade.
You expect your professor to respond to your emails and you need to reciprocate..