US Do’s and Don’ts


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Do’s

1) Do be direct in communication.

2) Do be on time or five minutes early.

3) Do maintain eye contact when speaking.

4) Do make an effort to understand American cultural values.

5) Do participate in class discussion.

6) Do take credit when credit is due. Also accept blame when blame is due.

7) Do take some chances. Do more than is expected of you.

8) Do understand that rules are more important than relationships.

9) Do use deodorant and brush your teeth or use mouthwash.

10) Do use first names when asked to do so.

11) Do work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

12) Do work to improve language skills, if necessary.

 

Don’t

1) Don’t address your professor as “teacher”.

2) Don’t ask “how much did you pay for that” or “how much money do you make”.

3) Don’t be afraid to make and admit to mistakes.

4) Don’t be late.

5) Don’t be too indirect when communicating.

6) Don’t bring a friend with you to a party or dinner without permission from the host.

7) Don’t burp, belch, or pass gas in public.

9) Don’t cheat in class.

10) Don’t confuse constructive advice with criticism.

11) Don’t feel uncomfortable being recognized for individual achievements.

12) Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you don’t understand something.

13) Don’t hit anybody.

14) Don’t pick your nose in public.

15) Don’t plagiarize.

16) Don’t smoke indoors (unless given permission).

17) Don’t spend more than 5 to 10 minutes on someone else’s phone.

18) Don’t take feedback personally.

19) Don’t talk about someone’s weight.

20) Don’t talk about the bathroom.

21) Don’t think that change is bad.

22) Don’t throw trash on the ground or out a window.

23) Don’t treat men and women differently.

24) Don’t worry much about honest disagreements. Some conflict is positive.

Handout at:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/254272537/US-Do-s-and-Don-Ts

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