I am aware that the base of power of my professor is legitimate and I only have to accept that fact. This knowledge also prompts me to submit to my professor’s demands in the hope that a reward would be given, in my case, good grades.
Aside from using rational persuasion, I would also be using consultation since this shows my respect for my professor’s authority. This is the very reason why I intend to make an appointment for consultation so I can relay my case on a personal basis. After the professor agrees, I intend to resort to exchange. I would promise that I would do my best in coming up with a good paper since I was given the extension period. Soft tactics are really better than hard tactics since coercion or threat can result to conflicts especially when both sides have equal power. By using soft tactics, a person can utilize positive values and try to find ways that are creative and considerate to both parties. It must be a win-win situation for both sides. Also the party with less authority must learn to respect a higher authority. Also, a personal base of power presents the interesting personal side of the student that a professor can harness for worthwhile