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Research Highlight: Carolyn Braganca

One of the most important rhetorical decisions every scholar makes when conducting research is the methodology. Within the literature field, every scholar must choose which critical lens he/she believes will reveal the most about a text. Every text can be analyzed with a multitude of critical lens; to strengthen and streamline your argument, you should typically choose one, two at … Continue Reading

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Research Highlight: Hannah Silvers

Hannah Silvers—PWR ’17 In the beginning stages of the brainstorming process for my undergraduate research project, all I knew was that I wanted to investigate something about how writing operates in organizations. I had no idea where to go from there. I played with a few ideas, but when I realized that none of them were sticking, I turned to … Continue Reading

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What’s the Font About?

Mags Bryant ’16, Professional Writing and Rhetoric & Creative Writing Typically, I’m a stickler for Times New Roman, font size 12, single spacing (or double, if necessary). Yes, I’m THAT person. Personally, I feel that in the realm of creative writing, there is no other way to hand off your work. Times New Roman looks professional, clean, and familiar. There’s no room … Continue Reading

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Grammar Tips: Passive Voice & Collective Nouns

We’re back with our second edition of Grammar Tips; brought to you by the ENG205 Grammar students, Professor Paula Patch, and the Cupid Studio. Last week our Grammar Tips highlighted who vs. whom and comma splices. This week our tips will focus on passive voice and collective nouns. If you’re ever unsure whether your voice is passive or you can’t … Continue Reading

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Guest Post: Jamie Rice On Gender, Grammar, and Rhetoric

  Jamie Rice ’16, English Literature. English is a magnificent language because it appears to lack gendered nouns. Unlike French or Spanish, English speakers never have an awkward moment where they have to stop themselves and think, “Wait, is lamp female or male?” In that sense, English is gender neutral. But that does not mean that the issue of sexism … Continue Reading

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PWR from a Dance major’s perspective

Carolyn Braganca- LIT ’15  Currently, Quinn Czejkowski is enrolled in Dr. Li’s Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric. As a senior dance and arts administration double major, she provides a different and interesting perspective on how some basic PWR principles can be applied in settings and contexts other than writing. Below is an interview with Quinn, exploring how her brief PWR experience … Continue Reading

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Grammar Tips: Comma Splices & Who vs. Whom

 Do you ever mix up “whom” and “who”?  Is passive voice ever a problem? Are you a little rusty on collective nouns? Do you struggle with comma splices? Is grammar your worst nightmare? I’ll be the first one to say it; grammar is not easy. There are a lot of rules and some of them are only applicable under certain circumstances. As … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric at Research Conferences

Carolyn Braganca ’15.  To present at an undergraduate research conference is actually a very realistic opportunity for many Elon University students—one that is not very common at many other universities. This past weekend (Wednesday – Saturday) I attended the National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which was hosted at Eastern Washington University just outside Spokane, Washington. With more than 50 … Continue Reading

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PWR Senior Project Spotlight: Gabrielle Melillo

Gabby Melillo ’15, English Major with Concentrations in Creative Writing and Professional Writing and Rhetoric. PWR is a fascinating major that facilitates application to many different professional fields. The flexibility of the teachings of PWR allowed me to chose a project that is something I am truly passionate and connected with. Looking potentially for jobs in the marketing field I … Continue Reading

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PWR Courses for Fall 2015

We are less than fifty days from graduation. For some, this means going out into the world with a degree and maybe a plan. For the rest of us here at Elon, there is at least a semester’s worth of work left and that means registering for classes soon. Not sure what to take? No worries! We’ve got the run-down … Continue Reading

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