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Twitter: Power to the Platform

Guest post by Rachel Lewis, ENG-PWR & Creative Writing ’15   As a student of Professional Writing and Rhetoric, something that has constantly stood out to me is the role of ethics in rhetoric. If we define rhetoric simply as communication, as some do, I believe that we are missing out on this essential element; specifically, our communication must be … Continue Reading

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Tech Tip: Facebook Privacy Settings

Katie Makepeace: Lit & PWR ‘15 For growing professionals, Facebook can present a lot of questions in terms of how to manage your online presence and identity. Although the primary audience of your Facebook profile may be family and friends, you can count on potential employers to research how you choose to present yourself through social media. Because of this … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric in Media: Examining Ferguson (Part 2)

Sarah Paterson ENG-PWR ‘15 This is part two of a two-part series on rhetoric in media. To read part one, click here. On Monday, we looked at ways three different print/online news outlets presented the conflict in Ferguson. Today, we’re going to look at television and social media – since that’s how many people get their news and shape their … Continue Reading

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Writing in the Real World

Guest Blogger Miranda Romano ’16 I expected a long, hallway entrance lined with American flags; crests and red velvet curtains. At least high speed internet. But these were not the things that greeted me on my first day of work in the Congressman’s office. Instead, I stepped into a four room office nestled up in the annex of the local … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric in Media: Examining Ferguson

Sarah Paterson, ENG-PWR ’15 Rhetoric is a pretty nifty media buzzword. Anytime someone – a politician, a news anchor, a football coach – says something polarizing, their statement can be written off as “just rhetoric.” This does a few things: it makes it hard for any student of rhetoric to explain their research to family at the holidays, and it … Continue Reading

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LinkedIn Profile Tips

Carolyn Braganca, English ’15 LinkedIn is a professional networking website—similar to Facebook but more career-focused. This is not the best place to share what parties you went to over the weekend, to post pictures of your food, or to tell a funny story about your cat. This is the kind of website on which you share your career aspirations, your … Continue Reading

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Portfolio Building Prequel: Which Platform to Use?

Hello everyone! We’ll continue our portfolio building week with a discussion about which platform to use and why!  Within the Professional Writing and Rhetoric program, students usually create 3-5 portfolios in the course of their studies. Sometimes, these portfolios can be created on any platform. Other times, students are asked to use Digication specifically. There are all sorts of mediums … Continue Reading

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Portfolio Building 101: What I Wish I Knew When I Started

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first week of CUPID Blogging! To start, we’re going to discuss portfolio building, and some tips that I have gathered over the years from experience (and relentlessly questioning other PWR majors). Regardless of your year and level of experience, portfolio building is a crucial skill to develop as a budding professional, and particularly as a Professional Writing … Continue Reading

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Meet the CUPID Associates: Sarah Paterson

Hey there! My name is Sarah Paterson and I am a senior Professional Writing and Rhetoric major with minors in Political Science, Communications, and Creative Writing. I am so excited to start this semester as a CUPID Associate and would love to help you with design questions, portfolio concerns, or anything else PWR during my lab hours (Sundays from 11:30 … Continue Reading

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Meet the CUPID Associates: Alexa Dysch

Hello everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Alexa Dysch and I’m so excited to be back for my second semester as a CUPID Associate. I am a senior (ahhh) pursuing an English major, with a double concentration in Professional Writing & Rhetoric (PWR) and Literature, as well as a double minor in Psychology and … Continue Reading

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