Welcome to my first video book review. I am happy to choose Say This, NOT That to Your Professor for my first review because it was truly a pleasure to read. As a student who excelled in high school, and then struggled with the freedom and autonomy of college, I wish this book would have existed over 25 years ago!!
I will let you watch the video to get my full impression, but here are the highlights:
- Common lesson in the book is Communicate: Communicate Early, Communicate Often, when you get confused or have extenuating circumstances…Communicate!
- Ellen introduces a specific format/structure to teach the reader – and then she adheres to that consistent format throughout the book. She provides real-life scenarios, and then she teaches using a “Say This, NOT That”, and “Do This, NOT That” structure. She looks at each scenario from both the student’s and the professor’s perspective.
- Ellen’s communication style is very conversational and informal, so the book is easy to read and understand. The suggestions in this book should be easy to adapt for most students’ common issues in college.
- I highly recommend this book for both the first year college student and students taking AP courses in high school that can place a higher demand on accountability.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and I know you will enjoy the book!
I received Say This, NOT That to Your Professor as a review copy from the publisher. I received no other compensation. The links above are not affiliate links. I sincerely recommend it as a gift to first year college students.