At some point in college (or at many points) you are going to have a professor that sucks. Most of the time, it’s because your college hired them for their research and expertise in a field and not for their teaching abilities. These professors are bad at explaining things that seem basic to them but are foreign to students being exposed to it for the first time. Other times, their organization can be crap. Or they’re the type to teach one thing in lecture and assign/test you on something completely different. Whatever the reason, having a terrible professor can result in a bad grade or cause you to hate a subject you thought you’d really like.
If you haven’t had this type of professor yet, you will.
There are ways to survive in classes like these. You may not get the exact grade you wanted, but you can at least prevent yourself from a messed up GPA. The tips below are great for any class, but are essential for when you feel things going left. And, as is the truth with anything in school, it’s better to act sooner than later with these.