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6 x 9, paper - 170 pp.
ISBN 978-935254-68-3

"I wish I had this book around when I was in college!  What an excellent read on communication -- with professors, and in general."  Dave Kerpen, author of NY Times best seller Likeable Social Media.

“Congratulations!  You've gotten into college.  Now put down the syllabus and pick up this book!  Ellen Bremen's book is a must-read if you want to know how to make your college career a complete success.  Effective communication goes beyond Facebook and texting, so get the inside scoop from someone who know the WHOLE story.  Chris Westfall, 2011 Elevator Pitch champion, MBA instructor Southern Methodist University, and author of The New Elevator Pitch."

 "Ellen is the Dear Abby of college professors, so respectful, and with amazing wisdom about the inner workings of college."  Vicki Davis author of the award winning Cool Cat Teacher blog, Lifetime Television for Women, "The Balancing Act" blogger, and co-author of the upcoming Flattening Classrooms, Expanding Minds.

"In my experience as both a writer and professor, students crave concrete advice on how to get more for their tuition dollars.  Bremen's book provides this advice and does so for a topic that is both immensely relevant and as yet unplumbed by other advice guides: a formula for success."  Cal Newport, assistant professor, Georgetown University, author of How to Become a Straight-A Student and How to Win at College.

"Ellen is conversational and inviting, her advice specific, clear, and practical  ̶  just the sort of information that's likely to help students be more successful in college.  I wish I'd known more of this when I was an undergraduate."  Ron Adler, professor, Santa Barbara City College; author of Understanding Human Communication and Interplay.

Say This, NOT That
To Your Professor

Gives a behind-the-scenes view of college life
from an award-winning, tenured professor
who takes readers
inside the faculty mind
and provides the words professors wish
students would say,

  36 Talking Tips for College Success 

In Say This, NOT That to Your Professor, an award-winning, tenured communication professor takes you "inside the faculty mind," and provides the words your professors wish you'd say to manage your classroom experience with confidence.

This book gives you inside tips on how to interact so your professors will respond in a positive manner.  You'll learn to create opportunities and properly stand up for yourself, rather than fumble over excuses.

Get ready for improved relationships with your professors, better grades, and an amazing college experience!

 "Professors made a huge impact in my life, and Ellen shows students how to make the most of these relationships to fuel their educational goals.  This books is a must-read for every college student."  Isa Adney, author of Community College Success: How to Finish with Friends, Scholarships, Internships, and the Career of Your Dreams.

Why is This Professor Willing to Talk?

Many profs don't believe their job is to teach students communication.  But as a communication professor, it's my calling to show students better ways to interface with their professors.  With each new term I'm increasingly shocked by the things students say.

College is the ideal place for you to practice excellent communication, and professors are among the first people in your life you'll interact with as an adult.  And guess what?  You don't text with them.  You don't Facebook with them (even if you Facebook about them).  You need to deal with most issues face-to-face and sometimes via e-mail.

My goal is to give you inside tips on how to interact so your professors will respond in a positive manner.  I want you to learn what goes on behind the scenes of your classes so you can create opportunities, rather than fumble over excuses.  I want you to confidently and properly stand up for yourself when you're concerned about your classes or grades.  The result?  Improved relationships with your profs, a stronger learning experience, and most lf all, better grades.


Read review: 

Dear Dr. Bremen,

I came across your book recently and ordered a copy for my daughter. She is a homeschooled 12th grader taking her first two duel enrollment classes through our local community college. She read the book in two days.

As a direct result of your book, we've discussed her taking the opportunity to introduce herself privately to her instructors. In the past week since classes began, she's also emailed her instructors when their attachments did not attach properly to their respective class websites.

I'm sure there are many other readers also benefiting from your book. It's already been very helpful to my family, and as you wrote, it's my hope that she carries it with her through the next several years of her schooling.

Thank you for your perfect timing in writing this book, and for your excellent advice that is already positively impacting students!


Available Now

6 x 9, paper - 170 pp.
ISBN 978-935254-68-3