Monthly Archives: February 2014

Writing as a Plural: How to Write for an Organization

Guest Post by Lauren Phillips ’16 As a continuation of Writing Week, today’s guest post is by Lauren Phillips who discusses the idea of writing as a “we” and outlines tips for writing within an organizational context.  For professional writers, the idea of individual authorship is little more than a fantasy. Many professional writers are never credited as the creators of … Continue Reading

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The Writing Center: Exciting Changes & Additions

To continue with Writing Week, today I’ll be talking about the Writing Center. We all have heard of the Writing Center, and many of us use it as a writing resource. Well the Writing Center is going through some exciting changes as the Writing Excellence Initiative gets underway, including adding new space, getting tablets, and implementing an online appointment system. … Continue Reading

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The Writing Excellence Initiative: What is it and What Does it Mean for Elon?

This week is Writing Week at CUPID Studio! I’m going to kick off Writing Week with a post about the Writing Excellence Initiative at Elon. We all remember the “I Write” campaign last Spring that featured student, faculty, and staff who are proud to say they write, but how many of us actually know what all the fuss was about? … Continue Reading

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The Evolution of Ideals: Changing Views on Publishing

Guest post by Maggie Miller ’16 As I discussed on Monday, this week is Publishing Week. Wednesday’s post talked about how changes in technology have changed the way that we view the publishing process. On Friday, Rachel Fishman shared a history of the transition from oral to manuscript culture. In this post, Maggie Miller explains how her own experiences with publishing in ENG 311: publishing … Continue Reading

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From Oral to Manuscript Culture: The History of the Book

Guest post by Rachel Fishman ’15 As I discussed Monday, this week is Publishing Week. Wednesday’s post talked about how changes in technology have changed the way that we view the publishing process. Junior Rachel Fishman has written us a guest post giving us the background on manuscript history so that we can better understand current publishing practices and technologies. In RPR’s … Continue Reading

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What Counts as Published?

As I discussed on Monday, this week is Publishing Week. This means that this week’s posts will be about publishing. On Monday we learned that the field of publishing is always changing because of the technologies that we use. While we once relied on communicative methods such as tying rope or writing on papyrus, we now have paper, and technology … Continue Reading

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Shift in technology or the death of the book?

This semester, your CUPID Associates Dannie, Alexa, and I, have organized themed weeks. During these weeks, we will blog posts that correspond with this theme, as well as a guest post or two from other Elon students. This week is Publishing Week! This Winter Term, I took ENG 311: Publishing. For the first two weeks of class, we engaged in … Continue Reading

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Meet the CUPID Associates: Alexa Dysch

Hello everyone! My name is Alexa Dysch, and I am a junior pursuing an English major, with a double concentration in Professional Writing & Rhetoric (PWR) and Literature, as well as a minor in Psychology. I hope that as a CUPID Associate, I can share my experiences and impart some of skills that I have gathered in my time at … Continue Reading

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Meet the CUPID Associates: Dannie Cooper

My name is Dannie Cooper and I’m excited to be a CUPID Associate for Spring 2014! I am a junior English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Creative Writing major with a minor in English: Literature. As an associate, I will be holding hours in CUPID Studio (Alamance 318) on Tuesdays from 5-7, so be sure to stop by for help … Continue Reading

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