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Prepping Students for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone! This is Amy Sexton with the Academic Success Center. With the holiday season officially here, we thought faculty, staff, and instructors might find the following tips for preparing your students for the holidays timely. This post was written by Dr. Tamara Fudge, a professor in the School of Business and Information...

A Return to Writing

Hi there! My name is Paige Erickson, and I’m a faculty member from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Welcome to the Academic Success Center Blogcast. In this episode, I’m going to talk about a return to writing. Stuck in traffic, a few lines of dialogue came to mind. I started dreaming up a...

To Use “I” or Not to Use “I”: That Is Not Really a Question

“How can I show my experience and opinion without using ‘’I’?” a student recently asked for about the billionth time in my teaching career.  Hi everyone! This is TK from the Department of Composition and WAC at Purdue Global. In CM 107–our Composition I course–students progress from personal writing about problem-solving to academic writing. As...

Understanding the Assignment

Hi everyone! This is Amy from the Academic Success Center. For many people, September means returning to school. At Purdue University Global, two new terms begin in September. With this in mind, we thought a throwback to a previous blog post about understanding assignments by Kurtis Clements would be appropriate. This blogcast was previously published...

Reading on the Road

In the spring of 1988, I got married and, instead of a traditional honeymoon, spent the next four months vagabonding through Europe with my wife, Ann. We were both twenty-three, young by today’s standards to marry, but we were in love and ready for adventure. One of the great things about travelling and flitting about...

Teaching Students to Adapt to Change Makes Them Better Communicators and Professionals

In the past few years, the US workforce has gone through a shift in social norms, especially around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Citizens are demanding change through anti-racist work and increased inclusion in all areas of life, including the workplace. Professionalism is like any other part of society—it is not static but evolves...

Teaching Inclusive Communication and Evolving Language as a Professional Skill

“Oh TK, that’s just politically correct BS!” “Let me guess, we’re ‘woke’ in this class?” “I always use that word. It’s not a slur.” “Am I going to be ‘cancelled’ now?” “What about my First Amendment rights to say what I want?” Hello everyone! This is Teresa Kelly–TK–from the Department of Composition and WAC. Whenever...

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