4 Types of Professors at East Carolina University

East Carolina University has many diverse classes…and with those diverse classes come all different kinds of professors. Before signing up for a course, it is always a good idea to look into the habits of the professor teaching. Ask your friends, consult students who have taken the course before, and check out websites like Rate My Professor to see what you are getting into. Here are some of the most common types of professors at East Carolina University:

1.The Strict One

This professor is a stickler for the rules. He or she will most likely take attendance every day, have assigned seating, and not give extra credit. These professors can commonly be befriended if you attend their office hours and ask them questions with material you are struggling with. Show them that you care and they will appreciate the effort.


2.The “Cool” One

This professor wants to be liked and admired by his or her students. They will commonly bring in candy, encourage conversation, and try and keep up with the current language students are using. Often, these professors want their students to succeed and will provide study guides and other materials to help you get the best grade possible. These professors can also be befriended by visiting office hours and putting a face to a name.


3.The Old Fashioned One

This professor will most likely write on a chalk board and make you take notes with pencil and paper. This person does not like technology and will get fired up if you have a laptop or cell phone out. Sometimes, this professor will even grade assignments and tests by hand…and take forever to post your grades online. Be sure to ask questions in class if you have a professor like this, because it might take awhile for them to respond to their email.


4.The Life Changing Professor

Every student at East Carolina University will have a professor who inspires them to a turning point in their education. This professor will push you to be the best you can be, grade you hard, and teach you so much more than what you learn in the classroom. Usually, these professors are found once you get into your major and choose a career, but if you are lucky you may have one earlier in your college experience.


Overall, East Carolina University has many different kinds of professors. There are advantages and disadvantages to any course, but with may subjects it is pertinent that you have a good teacher. However, if you do not agree with your professors teaching style, ECU has tons of academic resources to help you out!

Author: Nicole Fox

I am a senior Recreational Therapy major at East Carolina University in the Honors College. I strive to help other students navigate life at Pirate Nation!

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