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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.

Pay Attention to Feedback or It Could Cost You Some Major Points
in College Life, Uncategorized

Pay Attention to Feedback or It Could Cost You Some Major Points

Hello everyone: On every assignment for every class I teach, I offer feedback. Students are also sent emails via our announcement page, and they get special postings where they can locate additional instructions on how to successfully complete an assignment. But some students doggedly hang onto the wrong way of doing something, too stubborn to follow the instructions. Why would they do that? They are...

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07 Oct 2019
Let Me Introduce You
in Uncategorized, Writing & Grammar

Let Me Introduce You

Hello everyone: Introductory phrases can be wonderful. Or not. They can, if used to excess, muddy the water, bore your reader, and add tedium to your writing. What’s a person to do? Get rid of as many as you can. Let’s start with “what is an introductory phrase?” It is, according to Siri, “an introduction to a subject or a topic; basis or preliminary.” It...

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30 Sep 2019
I’m About to Graduate: AKA What Do I Do Now????
in College Life, Home Life, Uncategorized

I’m About to Graduate: AKA What Do I Do Now????

Hello everyone: During my time as a residential faculty member, numerous students have come to me, asking what I think they should do after college. What should their next steps be? To help guide their thinking, the first things I usually ask are “What do you want to do?” and “Where do you like the weather?” If you are young and unattached, why not live...

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28 Sep 2019
When You’re Supposed to Bring Five Balloons but You Only Have One
in College Life, Home Life, Uncategorized

When You’re Supposed to Bring Five Balloons but You Only Have One

Hi everyone: I heard a great story Sunday morning. Our worship ministry assistant was telling us about how her hubby was supposed to bring home five balloons for their son’s 6-month birthday, but he only managed to make it home with one. Here’s how the story went: The hubby was tasked with one thing for his son’s birthday party: go to the dollar store and...

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09 Sep 2019
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work…Or Not
in College Life, Uncategorized

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work…Or Not

Hi everyone: I love teamwork, don’t you? Well, perhaps not so much. If you have ever had a …shall we call the person a “Non-productive Member,” then you are probably thinking I have rocks in my brain right about now. Bad teams, good teams: Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, and worn the hat. Some of my students have a project due tomorrow. Some...

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02 Sep 2019
Avoiding the Freshman Fifteen
in College Life, Uncategorized

Avoiding the Freshman Fifteen

Hello everyone: A friend of mine was telling me this afternoon that he avoided going to the all-you-can-eat-in-one-plateful restaurant on campus because he didn’t want to participate in the Freshman 30. I replied, “I thought it was the Freshman Fifteen.” He said that, after a few months of eating at that place, he blew right through the 15 to 30 pounds. Thanks, my friend. I...

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27 Aug 2019
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