Finishing well or not at all College Life

Hi everyone:

This is the time of the semester when many people just give up. I had a student recently who decided not to do the last two assignments. Then she realized that, by not doing them, she had flunked the class.  She came back to me and asked if she could complete them because flunking the class meant she would not graduate and the job she had waiting would no longer be hers.

What advice do you have for her? What do you think I should do in this situation? What do you think I did? Give me your thoughts and I will tell you how the scenario played out.


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.


  1. Shervon I. Says: November 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Oooh…good question. I would have her stop and think of how hard it was to get to this point and time in the semester. I can imagine how hard and difficult it could be to get the job after months on end of hard work. Fortunately, the end of the semester is pretty close. I say, one more honest try on it. Hopefully, things will change for the better!

    — Shervon I.

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