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Tips for Emailing Your Professors – From a Professor!

In recent years, one of the most common things I’m asked about by students is email. Specifically, how to email your professors. When I first started getting this, I was a little confused by it - until I realized that we’re at the point where none of our traditional students remember a world without IM… Continue reading Tips for Emailing Your Professors – From a Professor!

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12 Tips for Adjusting to College from a Student Turned Professor

This year marks my 7th year teaching college. It’s an absolutely CRAZY thing for me to think about, since it seriously just feels like yesterday that I was receiving my MA. But time marches ever forward, and with seven years of teaching under my belt, in addition to the five years I spent in higher… Continue reading 12 Tips for Adjusting to College from a Student Turned Professor

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Back to School Week: Academic Advice from the Other Side of the Desk

So here we are at our last Back to School Week (that turned into two weeks because I'm still not quite back in the blogging groove) Post for this year! Some academic advice direct from your resident student-turned-professor. Being relatively young for a prof certainly has it's benefits in being able to give this kind… Continue reading Back to School Week: Academic Advice from the Other Side of the Desk

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Back to School Week: Common Faux Pas When Communicating With Professors

So, funny story. I’ve literally been agonizing over this post for a year and a half. I had originally intended it to be part of back to school week LAST year, but ended up chickening out of posting it. Why? Because it seems like a fairly good topic, and probably (hopefully) contains sound advice... Well,… Continue reading Back to School Week: Common Faux Pas When Communicating With Professors

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It’s That Time of Year Again!

I'm really about a week late on this one, but even now, colleges and K-12 schools alike are beginning to trickle back into session. As an educator it’s without a doubt my favorite time of year. So much excitement! So much potential! So many OFFICE SUPPLIES!!! I love it. Back to school season is second only… Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again!

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Magpie’s Adventures in Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling has really fascinated me ever since Jenn from With Luck Blog brought it to my attention way back when I posted about planners. The concept seemed to work really well with the system I was currently using for my to-do lists, but there was one big issue with it - the inability to… Continue reading Magpie’s Adventures in Bullet Journaling

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Monday Update

It's been a looonnnnggg but boring and busy few weeks, with minimal time for creating bloggy material and content happening in my life, so I figure it's time for a quick update on what's been keeping me occupied. I'm... ...working on: grading research papers. I've got 105 five to seven page papers to work through.… Continue reading Monday Update

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8 Things I Wish I Owned When I Lived in a Dorm

  Dorm Room Essentials by magpiemakingdo on Polyvore A lot has changed in the world since I was an undergrad (seven years ago now... I honestly don't know where the time went...). Myspace isn't really a thing anymore, Facebook has changed so much it barely resembles what we so eagerly signed up for when our… Continue reading 8 Things I Wish I Owned When I Lived in a Dorm

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18 Pieces of Advice for Your Freshman Year of College

It’s that time of year again, a new group of starry-eyed, excited and - lets be honest - a little scared freshmen are about to flood campus with their under-bed boxes packed to the brim and their half-weepy/half-releived parents in tow. I enjoy this time of year so much, watching as all these fresh faces… Continue reading 18 Pieces of Advice for Your Freshman Year of College