Me go to class? Why? College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone:

Wisdom isn’t just for owls. It’s for you and me. Why go to college if you aren’t going to go? Good question.

Here we are, almost at the end of my courses for this term. There are some students who show up for class so infrequently that I have forgotten what they look like. Really. I asked one gal for an introduction recently because I didn’t know who she was.

So, what happens if you don’t show up? You flunk, most likely. You miss all of the announcements, you don’t hear about deadline changes, and (if you are on a team) you are a no-load. Do you really want that reputation? I think not.

Good luck trying to get a letter of recommendation from me to get a job or go to graduate school. I was on a team once where, when we wrote a 42-page paper, one of our teammates showed up to say “good job, guys” (I’m not a guy) and “you spelled my name wrong. It’s Steven with a “v” instead of a “ph.” Right, Steven. A few weeks later, he asked me for a letter of recommendation for a job. After i picked my jaw up off of the floor, I told him “no.” Surprise, surprise.

So, the long and the short of it is this: Show up, study up, and finish up. Be wise, not foolish.

Best,

Dr. Sheri


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Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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