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Arrive, Survive and Thrive in Prof. Nixon’s FYE 1220 Class January 5, 2010

Posted by Barbara Nixon in welcome.
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An Open Note to All of Prof. Nixon’s Students at Georgia Southern University:

We’re almost off and running in our Spring Semester classes at GSU. This semester, I’m teaching six (yes, six) courses, and they are all taught online. The syllabi will be e-mailed to all my enrolled students, and I’m also posting links to them (on Scribd) here.

So that we can make the most of this semester, please (Please, PLEASE) take some time to read through the blog posts I’ve included here. I promise you, it will be well worth your time. (How often do professors let you get inside their heads, letting you know their tips for success and their pet peeves?)

Additionally, here are a few more tips:

  • When communicating with me via e-mail (or Facebook), always put your course number (such as PRCA 3330) in the subject line to help me immediately identify who you are and frame your questions or comments. Do your best to write in full sentences, paying attention to standard English grammar and spelling. Always sign your e-mails with your first and last name, as your GSU e-mail address will not make that readily apparent to me.
  • When submiting an assignment in GeorgiaVIEW, always put your last name as part of the file name, and also include your name in the document itself. Papers submitted without your last name as part of the file name cannot earn full credit.
  • If an assignment is due in GeorgiaVIEW, the only way to get full credit for the assignment is to submit it in GeorgiaVIEW. (E-mailing an assignment to me can be risky; I receive 250+ e-mails a day, and there’s a chance I will not even see it in my inbox.)
  • Follow me on Twitter, if you really want to get inside my head. (What’s Twitter?)

Let’s make this a great semester together!

(PS: If you’re one of my FYE 1220 students reading this post, please leave a reply to this post so that I can know you have read it. If your reply doesn’t show up immediately, no worries — I may need to approve it before it appears, if you’ve never commented on my blog before.)


1. Maria Burton - January 6, 2010

Hello, My name is is Maria, I am replying to your post that I have received.

Thank you

Barbara Nixon - January 9, 2010

Great! Thanks, Maria.

2. Jessica Durrence - January 6, 2010

I have received the message!

Barbara Nixon - January 9, 2010

Thanks for reading the post, Jessica.

3. Lorenzo Gonzalez - January 7, 2010

I’ve read the post.

Barbara Nixon - January 9, 2010

Thanks, Lorenzo!

4. Hana Curl - January 8, 2010

I just finished reading your post.
Look forward to this class!

Barbara Nixon - January 9, 2010

Thanks, Hana! Looking forward to getting to know you this semester.

5. Jordan Rohm - January 10, 2010

I have read this post!

6. Lindsey Rowland - January 10, 2010

Hello This is Lindsey Rowland. I am in your FYE class this spring. I am responding to your email that I have read and understand your syllabus. Thank you. See you Tuesday.


7. Caitlin Barth - January 11, 2010

Hey this is Caitlin Barth in your FYE class.
I have read your sylabus.


8. Jacob Page - January 11, 2010

Hey this is Jacob Page in your FYE class, just letting you know I read it


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