Posts Tagged "communication"

Did Your Last Text Deserve a Talk?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in General, Interpersonal Communication | 4 comments

(A momentary break from college success… I haven’t written about general interpersonal communication in a while. Well, I’m about to teach two sections starting today, so how timely, right? I’ll try to tame myself with my topic. I think I’ve made my feelings about texting known in the past. If you have a strong counter-argument, I sure welcome your point of view. Ready to start the conversation? I am!) Some of the most uncomfortable conflicts I’ve been in over recent months involved texting. Every time a miscommunication occurs via this medium, I spiritedly say, “I’m done! No more texting for me!” But then I realize...

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Students, Before You Hide in Your Large Lecture Course, Read This

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in General, General College Success/Responses to Other College Entities | 6 comments

(I’m back a little late! My daughter started her first day of 4th grade, so my blog is a bit delayed. Quick news! If you are in the Seattle area:  I will be making my first author appearance!!!! University of Washington Bookstore!!!!!! September 18th 7 p.m. Come visit! Yay!!!!!!! Okay, enough exclamation points. Let’s talk large lecture classes because I do not want you to disappear! Grab some tips!)   Day #1 of my Intro to Comm class (Okay, and my Interpersonal Comm and my Public Speaking class):  Pipe cleaner interviews. (Thank you, Kim Nehls from UNLV… Yes, I still do this activity 14+ years later!) Day #2, peanut butter and jelly activity...

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Week One College Students: Check Your Class Tech Today!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General | 3 comments

(Still in back-to-school mode here at The Chatty Professor, though I’m celebrating two exciting shout-outs this week: The Austin-American Statesman did a beautiful piece on Say This, NOT That, and I was honored to be in a KING-5 segment. But let’s get to important business–a recommendation I think is critical for all students and a first week tip I don’t think is discussed often enough…) Wonderful student, this could happen to you! Several years back, my campus implemented a college-based student e-mail system. That’s right. Gone were the days of bootielicious99983@xmail.com or viperbitesyou@xmail.com submitting e-mails that may or may not...

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Who Needs to Build Word Capital? We All Do! Here’s One Way…

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in General, General College Success/Responses to Other College Entities | 11 comments

(A bonus Friday post! My second book review! This wasn’t a genre of books I intended to review, but stay with me and see why I enthusiastically put these gems in my queue!) Full disclosure: I never took the SAT. I took the ACT back in high school and didn’t do so well. I took the GRE before grad school and let’s just say that it’s a good thing that my grad school entry wasn’t contingent on a high score (Just to save face here, I did beautifully in grad school). I’m a troubled test-taker and maybe some of you are, too. A while ago, I mentioned some books that are designed for skill building in the vocabulary portion of the SAT. Now...

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Five Must-Say Tips for Week One of College Classes

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General, General College Success/Responses to Other College Entities | 3 comments

(Wow! I can’t thank everyone enough for the ongoing support for the grade dispute posts and also the incredible feedback for the post about college success tips not to take. I figured it would be a good idea to twist the latter topic to what college students should do now that we’re nice and early in back-to-school, so read on!) During my fifth visit to Women’s View Radio, I was recently had this call-in question, “What are the first steps that a student should take when going to college?” I’m sure that others’ answers would vary, depending on if you are living on or off-campus, if you’ve left home, etc., but as a prof, my...

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