December Newsletter

WVS English Update

Let it Snow!

We had our first snowfall in Southeastern Wisconsin. It's pretty much melted now, but it was so beautiful while it lasted! I might not feel this way if we still have snow in February, but right now I'm looking forward to more snow on Saturday as we host a family Christmas party. I hope you get the chance to participate in some winter activities this weekend, snowmobiling or at least an old-fashioned snowball fight!

Are You on Track?

It's not easy keeping up with online schooling while you have vacation days. You should definitely rest and spend time with family over the holidays, but be sure to schedule in some work time too. Setting daily and weekly goals and sticking to them is the best strategy for being a successful online student. Most courses have a Schedule you can use and adjust to your specific end date. Check out the Course Information link, and always let me know if you have trouble finding or using any of the course tools. For most of you, the semester ends in January and that means your end date is quickly approaching. Do not leave everything for the last minute! Work steadily to achieve the best grades for your assignments and assessments.

Turnitin.com

I am using an incredible tool, Turnitin.com for most of my courses this year. If you are given a Turnitin.com dropbox for an assignment, you will need to submit your work to the site rather than to your class. Follow the instructions for adding yourself to the site using your school email. You will also find a document and video link for more specific instructions. Just let me know if you have trouble adding yourself to the class and I will add you instead. Turnitin,com not only checks for plagiarism, but it also allows me to make comments on your work more easily and clearly. I think we will all appreciate the benefits of this amazing site!

Connect Hours

Chat with me live during my

December Connect Hours.


Thursday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Thursday, December 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, December 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Thursday, December 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Check out the BB Collaborate Quick Guide prior to your first session.


Access the session via this link.


For BB Collaborate Technical Support call 1-877-383-2293.

Always reach out with any Questions! Eden@JoelMitchell.com

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
--Anne Bradstreet