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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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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