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go to the TA. you're probably annoying the prof.
 

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I am enrolled in a class and have used emails as a way to ask the professor questions. Lately, she has not been responding to my emails. Would she like that I ask her questions directly after class? Or should I go to the TA....but sometimes, I find that I learn more from the professor. Or are my questions just simply stupid...? What should I do?
ask the prof if she got your email- maybe the system bounced, maybe she's busy.

if she hasn't gotten them ask her if she wants you to resend them or if she can answer them after class
 

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whether or not the TA is helpful depends on the TA. you can try it out and if it works well, ask the TA.

in terms of the professor though: writing emails back can take a good deal of time depending on ur questions. im sure itd be a lot better for their time to just quickly ask when class gets out as long as he/she isnt running late to something
 

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This is an utterly absurd suggestion. How dare you say such a stupid thing
My bad, I forgot that EVERYTHING is ALWAYS the professor's fault, and if someone posts it means they have already tried everything they could possibly think of. I will try to catch on quicker next time.
 

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I've asked some stupid, crazy questions in my days....but....are you serious??? Should you ask the professor questions directly?!?!?!?! This is a joke right???

Walk up the woman and say "I have a question for you....." They are professors and most of the time they want to answer your questions for you
 

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I am enrolled in a class and have used emails as a way to ask the professor questions. Lately, she has not been responding to my emails. Would she like that I ask her questions directly after class? Or should I go to the TA....but sometimes, I find that I learn more from the professor. Or are my questions just simply stupid...? What should I do?
You seem to have a problem with this
 

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I don't know about you but I'm paying money whether through my own checking account, scholarship, grant, or loan to take classes.
I'll be damned if a professor doesn't give me my moneys worth, which effectively is hindering my understanding of the course and possibly affecting my grade.

Having said that, office hours.
Sometimes I got to another professor that I know with an understanding of the subject for help.

Wikipedia is a good start, LOL
Really, google.

MIT has open course documents, maybe your information can be found there.

TA's generally aren't helpful to me and I have had nothing but negative experiences from them.

I would tell my professor, look you're not responding, I need help. What gives?