The Biggest Mistake Some College Students Make

One the eve of the beginning of the spring semester, I thought I’d share something that I’ve seen as the downfall of a lot of college students with regard to their academics. It’s not something earth-shattering, but it is something that is real. The good news is it’s something that can be rectified if taken […]

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White Hot and Passionate

I’m one of the lucky ones. Today, as it often happens when the semester begins, and as I was lecturing about feature writing and discussing the introductory chapter of our textbook, the reality of what I do for a living hit me. It often hits me over the head as a big, huge reminder of […]

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What I Remember About My College Graduation

First, let me begin my saying, my graduation took place a long time ago. Second, I had a 103 degree fever, the chills, the sweats, and one of the sorest throats I can ever remember having. It was also the last time I had strep throat, which is a good thing for me, because I’ve […]

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Proud of My Travel Writers

* * * The semester is over, and now the students are taking final exams. I have completed teaching a Special Topics in Local Travel Writing course in our Business Communication department at Stevenson University, and I have one thing to say. I loved it. As any form of travel is wont to do, a […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

Like many of you, I love a good quote. Quotes make us realize things and put them into perspective. We also realize by reading quotes that we are not alone–that others share our thoughts, actions, and ideals. The quote below especially speaks to me as a teacher. Our goal as teachers is to open the […]

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Pride of the … Teacher (not Yankees)

The last few weeks I have been watching my students step it up. From making public relations crisis communication plans in public relations class to making pitches in advertising, they have come a long way over the course of the semester. When you witness their growth as they go into high drive and succeed at […]

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