Saturday, June 10, 1995

What does a professor mean with "please prepare chapters one and two in the text"?

i'm from italy, but i can speak and write english well. the problem is, i'm afraid that i might misinterpret what my prof e-mailed me as an assignment for the first day of the spring class i missed. this is my very first school day in the US and i'm not used to what other meaning the words have.

"Please prepare chapters one and two in the text."

that's what he said. i don't know if he meant "do the exercises in chaper 1 & 2", or "read chapters 1 & 2", etc.. i need your help. thanks in advance for your answers.

Answer on What does a professor mean with "please prepare chapters one and two in the text"?

Your professor should have made himself clearer to you. In future, you might want to think about e-mailing him, explaining that English is not your 1st language etc and ask him if he will repeat his instructions more clearly to you.

In the meantime, all your professor wants you to do is read & make notes on chapters 1 & 2, so that you will know what he is talking about in his next lecture & will be able to talk about & write about the topics covered in chapters 1&2, if required. If completing the exercises will help you to understand the chapters, then do so.

Hope this helps!

Good luck with the rest of your course!