Posts Tagged "taking advice"

What to Say When You Have to Retake a Class

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General, General College Success/Responses to Other College Entities | 19 comments

(I wasn’t expecting to write more in the #unbroken series quite so soon, but this post seems appropriate as we move ever closer to August when many students start school. I know some students will be revisiting classes that they’ve started once before. This post is for you.) You walk into your American Literature class. You want to get excited about it. You enjoy writing. Or maybe you don’t, but you’re at least glad that it’s a new term. But for every mental rah-rah you’ve attempted, there’s just no getting around this fact: You aren’t there because you want to be. You’re there because you have to be. You took this class...

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Students, Before You Do That Assignment Your Way, Read This

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General | 18 comments

Let’s say you were a contestant on The Next Food Network Star. Three Food Network stars—big ones—Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Alton Brown—are giving you honest, straight-up advice about what you need to do to win over the Food Network executives so you might score your own show. Would you take their advice? Or would you do what you think is right, if you had a differing opinion? Okay, so first of all, yes, I am blogging about reality television… again. This cold-turned-sinus-infection thing is kicking my behind and I’m watching a little too much. Second of all, I couldn’t help but make a correlation between something I saw on this show last Sunday and...

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