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 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.)


77 Responses to Arrive, Survive and Thrive in Prof. Nixon’s GSU Spring 2010 Classes

  1. Dabney LeGette says:

    I read the post.

  2. Lauren Woodward says:

    i read the post. i also sent you an email via georgia view with questions about your course. my alternative email is:, for just in cases!

  3. Kelsey Hendrix says:

    I have read the post!

  4. Jessica Teal says:

    I have read the post!!

  5. Ashleigh Martin says:

    read the post 🙂

  6. Candice Hall says:

    I have read this post and look forward to another semester with you. Hope it’s warmer where you are than it is here.

  7. I have read the post Professor Nixon!

  8. Tasmaii L. Craft says:

    I have read your post

  9. Brittney Lindsay says:

    I have read the post.

  10. Sarah Monahan says:

    I have read the post!

  11. Kristin Bixby says:

    I have read the post! 🙂

  12. Damara Simmons says:

    I have read the post!

  13. Lauren Stevens says:

    I have read it

  14. Lauren Lee says:

    I have read it.

  15. Anna Glisson says:

    I read it!

  16. Jeremy Watruba says:

    I have read the post.

  17. Chris Yates says:

    Nice info, thanks.

  18. Kati Ann Wright says:

    I’ve read the post!

  19. Danielle Barrett says:

    I read it.!

  20. Rebecca Thomas says:

    Hey my name is Rebecca Thomas and I’m in your PRCA 3330 class. I have read this post and the syllabus.

  21. Nicole Blochinger says:

    Hey! I am Nicole Blochinger in your public relations writing class. I just wanted to let you know I have read your blog post. I am looking forward to your class 🙂 Hope you had a relaxing break!

  22. Emily Roche says:

    I have read the post

  23. Matt Cook says:

    Ive read it!

  24. Haley Barnes says:

    I have read the post.

  25. Kristen Kelley says:

    I read your post!