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3 Things PWR Can Do For You

Mags Bryant ‘16 I wasn’t always planning on majoring in Professional Writing and Rhetoric, but since declaring, there hasn’t been a moment in which I regret my decision. With registration for the fall semester not far off, I though I would share some of the skills I’ve gained from my coursework. Here are my top how-tos that you can learn … Continue Reading

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Guest Post: Rachel Lewis’ On Gender & Rhetoric

Rachel Lewis ’16 Gender & Rhetoric When many of us think of rhetoric, we think of Aristotle. We think of Plato. And we think of loads of other white males. Very rarely do we think about the women of rhetoric – and can you blame us? It’s hard enough to get an understanding of what rhetoric is, let alone the … Continue Reading

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What does “feminism” mean?

Carolyn Braganca—ENG Lit ’15 Feminism. Emma Watson, Benazir Bhutto, Jennifer Siebel Newsom,  Susan B. Anthony, Nicki Minaj, Betty Friedan, Yoko Ono, Maya  Angelou, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Malala Yousafzi—what  do all of these women have in common? They all support  feminism . . . but do they support the same feminism? To start with, what is feminism? Seems like a … Continue Reading

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Literature vs. PWR?

Carolyn Braganca — ENG Lit ’15 At Elon, professional writing and rhetoric (PWR) and literature are two separate concentrations within the English major. When you look at the required courses for each concentration, the two appear completely different. After all, what could visual rhetoric and poetry possibly have in common? As it turns out, they’re not as different as you … Continue Reading

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Meet the CUPID Associates: Carolyn Braganca

Hello! I am Carolyn Braganca, I am a senior English literature major and history minor, and I am so stoked to be a CUPID Associate for the spring semester! Although I am relatively new to professional writing, I love all aspects of writing and look forward to not only expanding my own skills but helping other do so as well. … Continue Reading

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Meet the Cupid Associates: Mags Bryant

Hey there! My name is Mags Bryant and I am a junior English major with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Recently I returned to Elon after spending the fall semester abroad in Ireland studying English at Trinity College Dublin. Although I miss the Emerald Isle terribly, I am really excited to have the opportunity … Continue Reading

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Digital Portfolios and the Best Platforms for You

Brittany Wenner ’15, Strategic Communications Major and PWS Minor When summer gets into swing, new graduates are seeking employment, and underclassmen are beginning their pursuit of internships. Unfortunately, it has become abundantly clear that the job market is not only limited, but also full of highly competitive and qualified college students and postgrads. It becomes exponentially more important, then, to … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric in Operation: An Atlanta Newspaper Operations Internship (Part 2)

Hannah Silvers ‘17 – ENG, PWR and CRW Major Hello all! I’m Hannah Silvers, a rising sophomore English major with concentrations in PWR and Creative Writing and a minor in Economics. I’m an Honors Fellow at Elon and a copy editor for The Pendulum, our student newspaper. This summer, I worked as the operations intern for Creative Loafing, a multimedia company … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric in Operation: An Atlanta Newspaper Operations Internship (Part 1)

Hannah Silvers ‘17 – ENG, PWR and CRW Major Hello all! I’m Hannah Silvers, a rising sophomore English major with concentrations in PWR and Creative Writing and a minor in Economics. I’m an Honors Fellow at Elon and a copy editor for The Pendulum, our student newspaper. This summer, I worked as the operations intern for Creative Loafing, a multimedia company … Continue Reading

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Why Networking is ALWAYS a Good Idea

Ryan Greene ’15- Media Arts and Entertainment, Broadcast & New Media, PWS Minor If you’re an Elon student, “networking” is a word you hear almost on a daily basis.  Your professors and internship coordinators tell you to “network, network, network” everywhere you go and, to be honest, before this summer networking was something I practiced, but never really preached to other students. … Continue Reading

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