MAKING FUN OF FOREIGN ACCENTS? NOT FUNNY

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By JEFFREY L. SEGLIN   Q: I grew up in Puerto Rico and am now attending college in New York. Since arriving, I’ve noticed the level of sensitivity to other cultures is sometimes very low. I’ve witnessed, for example, a student making fun of others because of their accents. This student calls it “joking around” and […]

HELP! I HAVE A TERRIBLE PROFESSOR

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By JEFFREY L. SEGLIN Q: Let’s say I’m taking a college course and I think the professor is just awful. Not a good teacher. Not covering the material. Not engaging. If I say something to the professor or the dean, it could affect my grade or how the professor treats me. Should I say something? […]

YOUR WORK SHOULD BE YOUR OWN

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By JEFFREY L. SEGLIN Q: I’m currently enrolled in college in New York, studying to be an engineer. Since I’m from Brazil and English is not my first language, I have a hard time with classes that have writing assignments. I sometimes ask a friend to read my essays before I turn them in to […]