Class Started Today but You Were a No-show College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone:

There are times when you should be in class. In my humble opinion, this should be every day. Apparently, you think differently. Just like last term and the semester before, you didn’t show up for the first class meeting.

We accomplished quite a bit today. We went over the syllabus in detail (yes, I know that must be a dreadful bore but now everyone, except you, knows what to expect for the entire semester). We picked teams for the semester. You aren’t on one.

Now, I did consider letting others pick you for a teammate without your being there, but it’s really unfair to them. The reflection papers I got from your teammates last term talked about just how hard it was to get you to do anything and how hard it was to plan things when you rarely appeared for Team Time in class. So what’s a professor to do?

I have an idea: You can work alone this term. Yep, that seems totally fair, given what I observed and your former teammates shared. It isn’t that I don’t like you. I do. You are a very pleasant person to be around, albeit a very unreliable one.

What are your thoughts on this? I would love to see what you say.


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.

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