One difference between high school and university is the way you may communicate with instructors. Although some can have upwards of hundreds of students in their courses, they still want to interact and connect with you. Here are several ways to improve your communication with instructors.
First, ask yourself: is there a quick, easy-to-find answer?
When emailing your instructor:
Using Office Hours:
Looking for extra support? Check out these resources:
Academic Skills webpage: https://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca/academic-skills/
LibGuide (skills tip sheets): https://libguides.mcmaster.ca/sb.php?subject_id=133401
We also offer 1-1 support from Academic Coaches and The Writing Centre. Book appointments on OSCARplus - SSC - Appointments - Academic Skills
Using Office Hours Effectively. The Learning Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sending Email to Faculty and Administrators. The Writing Center, George Mason University.