Nice to meet you, uh, professor is it?

How to navigate the professor name game

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Though there are probably a dozen more important things to worry about in the stress-filled world that is university life,  how to address your instructor can still be a source of anxiety. As trivial as it may be, it can sometimes be difficult to walk the line between being polite and pretentious, respectful and presumptuous.

For those looking to make a good impression on their instructors, Inside Higher Education’s Nate Kreuter had a few tips for traversing the professor name game:

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