As a synthesis project at the end of the term, I ask students to write a note to NEXT TERM students. What would they say to new students coming to college about this course? What did they learn that they consider important? Why was this class important to them? Then I get permission to post their comments (not everyone gives permission, which is alright. Some give permission with the author anonymous or by program of study). I post these comments on a class web page for other students to see, when they are looking for a class to take (or for counselors or peer advisors, who are not too sure what this college success stuff is!)  There is nothing like an authentic student voice!

Lucy Tribble MacDonald, Faculty, Developmental Education, Chemeteka Community College, OR

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