Category Archives: college students

Read the Syllabus

I listened to a great podcast this morning, engaging and informative—engaging because of the personalities, enthusiasm, and energy of the podcasters and informative because of the tips they shared with listeners. Professors/instructors at a two-year college, Paul Crolley and Carl … Continue reading

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I Can Help You

In Kenneth Blanchard’s The One Minute Manager, the author’s guidelines include one minute goal setting followed by one minute praisings and one minute reprimands. The ideas were clearly stated and simple. Simple is good. The 1992 book was wildly popular, and … Continue reading

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Students Top the List

I wish I could write fiction. I do, I do, I do. I learned a lot about how to do it at the Rock Hill Writing Intensive on Saturday and am excited about getting started. Nervous too. Still, the “nothing … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Heart

Geez Louise. The more I learn about writing, the more overwhelmed I get. With rules like “Do this” and “Don’t do that,” a gal could get flabbergasted and frustrated before she gets started. Here are a couple of so-called rules … Continue reading

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Dost Thou Love Life?

“I must tell you in the beginning, it was a great challenge to want read this book. I did not have the extra time but I am so grateful I did.  I walked away learning time management, how to prioritize, … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

I’m pretty psyched up tonight. A little anxious too. Tomorrow I’m going to speak to a group of men about what it takes to be successful in a two-year college. Although I’ve talked to students about college success for decades, … Continue reading

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Pier Encounter

A few months ago, one of my daughters and I were discussing my Facebook author page, and she diplomatically informed me that if I wanted people to like and follow it, I needed to add new information more regularly AND … Continue reading

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It Even Has Pictures

Since I’ve begun writing on a more consistent basis, I’ve come across so much beneficial information that I can scarcely keep track of it all. Use strong verbs, write what you know, watch those “to be” verbs, and just do … Continue reading

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What Would Tolstoy Do?

I once read that Tolstoy was working on revisions of War and Peace when he died. The epic masterpiece that survived is recognized as one of the most important in world literature. It’s one of the longest too. I know … Continue reading

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All About You

How’d this happen? I now have  four blogs that relate to different areas of my life, five if you count the one I started as a way to get my psychology students involved in some dialogue. I’m wondering if they’re … Continue reading

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