How I Feel When a Professor Uses Profanity

By Maggie Nadeau

I think sometimes we forget our professors are real people too. We get too caught up in our homework to remember that they do things other than assign papers and projects.  

Hearing a teacher swear for the first time is oddly comforting to me. It makes me feel more at ease with the class curriculum. If a professor uses foul language during discussion, it lowers the tension and can help me connect with the teacher better. It creates an open learning environment because I start to feel less intimated by my professor and more open to participate in discussion.

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