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Dressing the Part

Submitted by jfishe10 on May 28, 2014 - 11:28am

How you choose to dress on the first day is determined largely by how you wish to present yourself to your students. You can present authority, be relaxed, or find a median point between the two. For the first day, many experienced TAs recommend dressing professionally. Your students will be expecting this, and through years of conditioning will naturally defer to your authority and presumed expertise so as long as you perform the role of instructor in accordance with their expectations.

What to (and not to) Wear

Submitted by jfishe10 on May 28, 2014 - 10:39am

In Dressing the Part, we talk about recommendations for dressing professionally your first day, or even your first few days, of class. But what about the rest of the semester? Should you still be wearing a tie during finals week, or is it okay to dress more casually? While the answers to these questions will largely depend on your personal preference, the tips and advice below can help you decide what to (and what not to) wear.