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Recalcitrant wipers College Life / Hobbies & Travel / Home Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever gotten stuck, really stuck in a rain storm and not known how to use your car’s windshield wipers? Maybe you’ve borrowed a friend or family member’s car. Perhaps you have rented a car to take you to that first big job interview. And then it begins to rain. Folks, that’s not the time to search for the location of the...

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You are on the brink of something great College Life

Hello everyone: Do you ever think that something great is about to change your life forever? What a great way to see life! I saw a picture today of small children who were celebrating a ball game. They were literally jumping for joy. That took me back to a picture I bought last week. It is a simple white-framed shadow box print with a bright...

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Who me? Study? College Life

Hello everyone: Sometimes I come across students who think they don’t need to study. Ever. Folks, that is a bad assumption. Let’s say that you managed to get by in high school without ever cracking a book. Maintaining that same attitude in college could get you…kicked out for academic failure. The classes are harder and sometimes you only have a final exam. One of the...

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Getting along with the professor or getting in trouble College Life

Hello everyone: A good student can really “make the class” for a professor. You figure, we spend hours preparing for the class and grading papers that range from superb to …well, you don’t want to know. Some of us are adjuncts, which literally means “add on” professors. We have excellent educations but the school we teach for doesn’t have any openings for full time professors...

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Just showing up won’t get you a passing grade College Life

Hello everyone: I was talking with some colleagues this morning and they were sharing how students think that merely showing up for class and chatting up the professor is sufficient to get a passing grade in the course. Folks, that is not correct. Welcome to college. There are some low-performing schools that may have let you get away with that in high school, but if...

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Congratulations to the graduates College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: So here you are at the end of the semester. You are getting ready to walk across the stage to get your diploma. Well done! Oh, the rolled paper you receive on stage probably won’t be your diploma. When we graduated, my son and I got a poster of the school when we shook hands with the dean. Another time, I got a...

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Don’t poop out at the end of the semester College Life

Hello everyone: It seems like you have been climbing that mountain of homework forever. You only have one week of classes left and you have a decision to make: Are you gong to complete the term from a position of strength or are you going to poop out at the end of the course? It is the end of the term for one of the...

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Two students who made bad decisions good College Life

Hello everyone: A few years back, I had two male students who made some bad decisions. The first was to literally throw away a college education that someone else was paying for.  They showed up late for class or not at all, knowing that they would be penalized for their attendance behaviors. No sweat. They didn’t care. They didn’t turn in homework. Was the instructor...

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