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How to Be a Good Conference Presentation Attendee

Rachel Fishman – ENG-PWR ’15 After attending the Association for Business Communication conference in Philadelphia last week, I learned a bit more about the ins-and-outs of conference etiquette, especially in attending presentations. Not unlike in the classroom, the speaker has a message that they’re trying to get across, and they rely on you to engage with that message. One of … Continue Reading

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ABC Conference Week: Day 2

Sarah Paterson – ENG-PWR ‘15 Conference day two: Friday (If you’d like to see what Rachel Fishman, Rachel Lewis, and I did on our first day at the Association for Business Communication conference in Philadelphia, click here!) Panel First thing Friday morning, the three of us prepared for our panel with Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark (RPR) – the reason we came … Continue Reading

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Professionalism: Six Ways to Impress

Lauren Phillips – ENG-PWR & Creative Writing ’16   Merriam-Webster defines professionalism as “the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.”   My favorite part of this definition is that it says proper behavior is expected from a trained worker—the two don’t necessarily always go together. A … Continue Reading

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ABC Conference Week: Day 1

Sarah Paterson – ENG-PWR ‘15   For the CUPID Blog this week, I’ll be reporting on the Association for Business Communication (ABC) conference that I attended in Philadelphia last Thursday and Friday. I was a part of a panel with two other PWR students, Rachel Fishman and Rachel Lewis, and Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark about including student voices in scholarship of … Continue Reading

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Using Visual Rhetoric to Look Fierce

Carolyn Braganca I imagine there are many who are at least familiar with the basic idea of visual rhetoric, if not the specific components. Likewise, there are also plenty of people who are aware of the high fashion world of Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, and Tom Ford but are not familiar with the specific messages, campaigns, or ads of such … Continue Reading

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Tech Tip: Gmail Features

Emilia Azar ENG-PWR ‘15 If you’re reading this as an Elon student, you already know about Gmail. When we were freshman, we all received an Elon Gmail account to use for the rest of our undergraduate (and even part of our post-graduate) career. And if you are an Elon student, you probably check your email several times a day like … Continue Reading

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Understanding Professional Yet Multicultural Standards of Communication

Alexa Dysch- ENG, PWR ’15 As we discussed on Monday, there are a number of cross-cultural factors to consider within visual rhetoric. This same theory can apply to professional communication, written or oral. Within modern business practices, all the more consideration must be lent towards cultural differences within communication. Assumptions about specific cultures, without extensive research and practice, can lead … Continue Reading

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Writing Processes: Academic or Practical?

Lauren Phillips ‘16- ENG We all—or we all should—know how to write. And I don’t mean we’re all literate and capable of holding a pen. I mean that, at Elon University, we all know how to piece together a grammatically correct essay, transfer thoughts to paper, and organize an essay. Some may hate it and others may have a natural … Continue Reading

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Cultural Considerations Within Visual Rhetoric

Alexa Dysch- ENG , PWR ’15 It is interesting how within rhetorical analysis, more than ever, multiculturalism is an important factor to consider. Technology continues to bring the world closer and closer together, alongside a growth in social demand for recognition of individuality/uniqueness. Within the field of rhetoric, one can constantly recognize the need to understand and adapt to such … Continue Reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Chelsea Vollrath, On PWR Preparing Her for Law School

Guest Blogger Rachel Fishman, ENG-PWR ’15, interviewed Chelsea Vollrath, Class of 2013, about how her Chelsea’s PWR major prepared her for her time at Wake Forest University of Law. What types of courses are you taking & what type of law do you want to go into? Chelsea is currently taking a variety of law courses, including a writing class on business … Continue Reading

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