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The dilemma of over commas Writing & Grammar

Hello everyone: To use a comma or not to use one, that is the question. Hopefully, you will find this blog helpful in guiding you! Oxford commas are used to connect the second-to-the-last item in a list of things with the other items in that list. It prevents confusion, such as in the following sentence: I love my parents, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck.  Your...

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Discussion board blues College Life / Writing & Grammar

Hello everyone: Here’s your assignment: write an initial thread of two five-sentence paragraphs that answers the questions for this week. Post by Wednesday night at 11:30 pm ET and reply to one classmate’s initial thread in  a single five-sentence paragraph by Sunday night at 11:30 pm ET. Is that clear and concise? Any questions so far? Note that the original thread is to consist of...

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What to do if you can’t make it to class College Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever had a situation where you simply could not make it to class? You are a great student, always on time and prepared but this particular day you cannot make the class meeting. What can you do? The first thing is to contact the professor and let him or her know your situation. I have had students who had a court...

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Getting ready for the new semester: Show up on time College Life

Hello everyone: Two of my colleges have eight-week semesters. It amazes me that students think they can blow off the first week. One of my colleges just started classes on Monday. I had students who did not show up until Thursday. By then, they had already missed one deadline and had only a few hours before they would miss the second deadline. Folks, this is...

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Superwoman or just well organized: which is it? College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: We all know someone who seems to accomplish a whole lot in her 24 hours. Maybe she is your college professor who teaches 6 different classes at three different colleges, all of which have different starting dates. Perhaps she also writes two blogs twice a week while writing a novel and making presentations on the topic of her dissertation. Perchance she is also...

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Getting a jump start on the new semester College Life

Hello everyone: The new semester is getting ready to launch at one of the three colleges where I teach and students are eagerly anticipating their new courses….or not. There are several tips in today’s blog towards getting going successfully. I hope you find them practical and helpful. First, read the syllabus. What expectations does the college have for you with regard to a given class?...

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Getting ready for next semester: Writing a successful discussion board posting College Life

Hello everyone: Discussion board postings can be worth up to 20% of your final grade or more, so how do you ace this part of the grade?  Let me tell you how! First, read the instructions carefully. Then take a moment to check what the instructor may have posted as an announcement to clarify his or her instructions on the assignment. Take those comments seriously....

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How to endear yourself to your professors: aka how we will remember you College Life

Hello everyone: It happens once in a blue moon. A student makes him or herself memorable to me in a positive way (hey, the negative stuff happens frequently, as you have seen on this blog). How do you want to leave a good impression? Write your instructor a thank you note. Now don’t take the backside-kissing method like Eddie Haskell would have done (think Leave...

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