College is a great learning experience. Students get the opportunity to learn more about their career interests, important topics, life, and most importantly themselves. A great professor can have a major impact on a student’s future, but sometimes professors take their jobs a little too far and discuss their opinions with a class. In moderation this is okay, but I have seen instances where the professor thinks their opinion is the only right opinion. Please BEWARE of this! A student should learn the facts and be able to have their own opinion towards them in a class. Do not let a professor’s opinions become your own. You are you and never forget that.
During my sophomore year of college, I had a professor that liked to discuss his opinions on politics (too much). It became a problem for many students, but unfortunately, no one brought up the issue in fear that the professor would give them a bad grade (if anyone tells you this is not true, they are lying). Professors (especially ones that have been at a school for a while) could slightly grade your papers or tests for the worse throughout the semester and boom, what do you know, now you have a much lower grade than you would have if you didn’t say anything at all. It really bothers me that this seems to be the case at many schools and I hope that one day in the near future a solution can come into place so that this never occurs. Colleges need to realize that their students are their “customers.” What’s that old saying again, oh yes, “the customer is always right.” I realize that there are circumstances when the student is in the wrong, but in situations like this, I feel as though the student’s concerns should be a high priority.
Overall, many professors are very in touch with their students. Hopefully, when you are at school, the majority of your professors match this mold.