Suni

March 2017

Location, location, location: Willpower is great, but let’s lend it a hand

I know what you’re thinking. You might as well give up. After all, you’ve got the willpower of the gelatinous portion of canned cat food. You’re behind on your reading or math problems or two-page essay. You haven’t even started that other project, which I won’t name because it will only depress you further. And you know that there are all sorts of nifty tricks out there to boost your discipline. You know because you’ve used them. You’ve written to-do lists and used the…


Being neat (Take advice from me. I’m a slob)

Our first and second installments on how to market yourself to your teachers covered e-mail etiquette and looking busy. Now it’s time for me to be a total hypocrite. I’m going to tell you how neatness can help you make a good impression. Which is rich, since I’m a total slob. Just come to my home and see. Or don’t. ‘Cause it’s a mess. But don’t follow my example. If I jumped off a cliff,…


Marketing 101: 3 tips to look busy (it can’t hurt)

In our first installment of how to use wee bit of marketing to make a good impression on your teachers and put yourself in their good graces, I talked about some basic e-mail etiquette. Before moving on to the next topic, I’d like to add one more e-mail tip. Don’t greet your teacher with the word, “Hey!” That’s rude. It makes you sound like you were raised in a barn. Now that I’ve  gotten that out of…