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Sheri Dean Parmelee

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.

Paying Attention to Feedback
in Uncategorized, Writing & Grammar

Paying Attention to Feedback

Hello everyone: For each of my online students, a hearty “hello” from your professor. Another hearty “Please pay attention to the feedback I spent hours giving you” request. It is very discouraging to spend hours on a beautiful afternoon typing feedback into your document, only to realize that you have totally ignored it. Recently, I had a multi-complaining, last-minute Louie who resubmitted a document only...

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21 Mar 2020
A Fragment Does Not a Sentence Make
in Uncategorized, Writing & Grammar

A Fragment Does Not a Sentence Make

Hello everyone: Welcome to the bane of many a professor’s existence: sentence fragments. Oh, my, if I had. A nickel for every. Sentence fragment that. Abounds in many. Students’ work. I. Would be. Wealthy. Okay, so maybe I wouldn’t be dripping in diamonds or frolicking in fur, but I could, in the very least, pay a visit to Cracker Barrel. There are times when the...

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29 Feb 2020
Choosing Really Bad Topics for Assignments or How to Really Tick off the Professor
in College Life, Uncategorized, Writing & Grammar

Choosing Really Bad Topics for Assignments or How to Really Tick off the Professor

Hello everyone: How do you pick a topic to write about? Hopefully, you do not seek out the one topic that the professor will hate and focus all of your attention on that. Case in point: I teach a few classes per year as an adjunct full professor for a college I have been with for the past ten or more years. I enjoy teaching...

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11 Feb 2020
Nontraditional Students? How Do You Cope?
in College Life, Uncategorized

Nontraditional Students? How Do You Cope?

Hello everyone: I run into nontraditional students (AKA older than most of the other folks) all the time these days. When I was an undergraduate (2001-2006), I was a rarity. But as the divorce rate leaves 813,000 people per year alone and 800,000 people per year are widowed, more people (mostly women, from my observation) are trying to further their careers by going back to...

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06 Feb 2020
Class Started Today but You Were a No-show
in College Life, Uncategorized

Class Started Today but You Were a No-show

Hello everyone: There are times when you should be in class. In my humble opinion, this should be every day. Apparently, you think differently. Just like last term and the semester before, you didn’t show up for the first class meeting. We accomplished quite a bit today. We went over the syllabus in detail (yes, I know that must be a dreadful bore but now...

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13 Jan 2020
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