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CUPID Studio: Learning from Mistakes

Guest Blogger and Former CUPID Associate Chelsea Vollrath, ’13 When I took CUPID Studio for the first time sophomore year, I was intimidated by the client project, doubting that my limited rhetorical knowledge would allow me to successfully complete the task required of me. It didn’t help when, after one meeting, my client decided she didn’t need my partner and … Continue Reading

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Paige Ransbury on her Public Health Studies advertising materials for ENG 282: CUPID Studio

Group projects are supposedly the bane of every student’s existence. It seems that everyone has a horror story – the most common one being “Nobody did anything, I had to do everything, and we all got the same grade.” Dislike of group projects seems to increase by a magnitude of 10 if you can’t choose your own group; the fate … Continue Reading

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Anticipated Application (Well, Observance) of Rhetorical Strategies

As I’ve seen from the client projects I’ve completed in PWR courses and working on various projects as a CUPID associate, the knowledge I’ve accumulated about professional writing and rhetoric through these experiences directly applies to a variety of situations. Therefore, I am expecting to not only see it applied and apply it myself when given the opportunity while shadowing … Continue Reading

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A Semester in Review: Chelsea

Between my role as a CUPID associate and my coursework in Understanding Rhetoric this semester, I became increasingly aware of the prevalence of rhetorical strategies or at least the need for them in all aspects of life. (That sounds like an exaggeration, but it’s true.) I’ve always been perceptive of it to an extent, but my work this semester really … Continue Reading

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To Teach for America, Law School and Beyond: PWR Seniors’ Post Graduation Plans

We always talk about the universality of skills developed through studying professional writing and rhetoric. The future plans of these ten seniors highlight how widespread the field of study’s application really can be.   Anna Becker is moving West and hopes to find work at a public relations firm in their nonprofit sector. Jack Dodson is heading up north to … Continue Reading

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Christine Meyer on her Elon Writing Center marketing proposal for ENG 282: CUPID Studio

  For the CUPID Studio client project, I had the opportunity to work with Elon University’s Writing Center along with Carolyn Koleszar and Lindsey Olsson.  Elon University’s Writing Center is a well respected center by other collegiate associates, yet upperclass students often fail to utilize its resources.  According to director Dr. Paula Rosinski, the Writing Center incessantly tries to dispel … Continue Reading

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Senior Projects Shine in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric Showcase

Ten PWR seniors presented their senior projects yesterday afternoon in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric Showcase. It is very appropriate that the event was held during the week dedicated to the appreciation of student achievement. All of the projects were certainly worthy of appreciation. PWR faculty evaluated the presentations while faculty in other concentrations of the English department, faculty from … Continue Reading

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Two PWR Seniors Inducted into Elon’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

Congratulations are in order for PWR seniors Mary Kate Hinshaw and Kate E. Kinney who were two of the fifty-three Elon University students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on April 16. Phi Beta Kappa, which is the oldest and often considered the nation’s most prestigious honor society in the country, has only established chapters at 280 colleges and universities all over the country. At … Continue Reading

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Anticipating the PWR Presentations Featured in Celebrate! 2012

This Sunday, April 22, is the beginning of Celebrate!, a week dedicated to the appreciation of student achievement in academics and the arts.  Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) seniors Mary Kate Hinshaw, Katie E. Kenney, and Anna E. Becker will be presenting their projects on Tuesday, April 24 during Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Session II. Presentations include Hinshaw’s “Text-Messaging: … Continue Reading

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Universal Application of the Professional Writing Studies Minor

No matter what career path you take after graduation, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll be required to write. As Coordinator of the Professional Writing Studies (PWS) minor and Assistant Professor of English, Rebecca Pope-Ruark explains, “Every career requires writing skills, and strong communicators are statistically more likely to advance in their organizations. PWS is flexible, engaging, and complements … Continue Reading

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