Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gardens and Grants

Guest Blogger Heather Olin ’13 Every year, I’ve gone into each semester hoping that I would find a class that would make me feel like I was doing work that would make a difference, rather than simply doing assignments for a grade. Although I have worked as a student partner on a number of client-based projects, I’ve never felt much … Continue Reading

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Planning for the Future

Guest Blogger Nya Upshur ’16 A portfolio seems like a basic thing to construct, but it is different for everyone. There are some who are preparing to enter the job field and need something that can be submitted right away, and there are others who are greatly lacking in material to include. I fall under that second category. As a … Continue Reading

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The Rhetoric of Activism

A few months ago I got lost in the annals of the interwebs and stumbled across the Times Haiku. I don’t think I’ve ever followed a blog faster. The haikus (found using an algorithm that scans New York Times articles) swing from the whimsical to the profound, and they have a tendency to stick in my mind long after I’ve … Continue Reading

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A Semester in Review: Emily

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be a CUPID Associate, again, this past semester. As before, this position has given me so much in a year. I’ve been able to develop my skills as a writer, professional, and rhetorician. I am looking forward to entering the professional world this summer and applying the skills I have … Continue Reading

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My Semester as an Associate: Rachel Fishman

Being a CUPID Associate this past semester, alongside Emily Bishop and Paige Ransbury, has been one the best decisions I could have made. It allowed me to grow as a collaborator and a student of rhetoric. In just the course of a few months, I was able to understand the importance of rhetoric as a platform for student learning. I … Continue Reading

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Collaboration Tips

Sometimes, writing collaboratively can pose problems and create more of an added difficulty than an advantage. Throughout this semester I have been writing a journal article with Mia Brady, Paige Ransbury and RPR. The focus is on student motivations in service-learning courses. The three of us were in the Grant Writing course last semester taught by RPR. In the article, … Continue Reading

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Changing Perspectives

Guest Blogger Heather Olin, ’13 Hello, my name is Heather Olin! I’m am a senior Media Arts and Entertainment and Strategic Communications double major, with a minor in Professional Writing Studies, which is what brings me here. ENG 282 CUPID Studio was never on the list of classes I thought I would be taking, but it definitely has been one … Continue Reading

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PWR and Arts Marketing

Guest Blogger Ellen Fraser, ’14 My name is Ellen Fraser, and I am a junior at Elon. I am a double major in English Professional Writing and Rhetoric and Art History. In the future, I hope to work in either development or marketing for an arts-related non-profit organization in order to combine my passion for cultural education with the skills … Continue Reading

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How C.R.A.P. is Your Site Design?

Recently, visual rhetoric has begun to be a larger field due to the increase in today’s technology. It has been used to mean anything from the use of images as an argument, the arrangement of elements on a page for a specific rhetoric effect, and to use colors and fonts consistently. Since there is so much to take into consideration … Continue Reading

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How and Why Should We Write well?

Guest Blogger Kaitlyn Stahl, ’15 In a globalized world, communication is everywhere. Often, people do not realize how much they must communicate with others. It can involve anything from ordering a coffee or posting a Facebook status to collaborating on a team or writing a proposal. In the professional world, writing is a skill everyone should strive to master. As … Continue Reading

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