Video PSA

I composed this PSA for my Digital Writing class. It addresses the issue of the media’s influence on body image. I researched the facts and statistics, wrote the narration, filmed the video, and edited both the video and the sound. I used Audacity to record and edit the narration and music, and I used Windows Movie Maker Maker to edit the video. The link is below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQGNz1y0fVk&feature=relmfu

 

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Pragmatism vs. Optimism in E.B. Browning’s Aurora Leigh

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This short essay demonstrates my ability to write a fluid, concise, and eloquent piece. My writing skills and experience writing short literary essays are valuable in writing effective, informative book reviews. This piece discusses the different views on marriage between the main protagonists in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s free verse novel, Aurora Leigh:  Romney and Aurora Leigh.

Love and Humility in E.B.Browning’s Aurora Leigh

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This short essay demonstrates my ability to write a cohesive, succinct, and well-written piece. My writing skills and experience writing short literary essays are valuable in writing effective, informative book reviews. This piece discusses how the attainment of humility, in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s free verse novel, Aurora Leigh, leads to the main protagonists’ fulfillment.

Starr, Abbott stump for financial freedom

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This article was written after attending a press conference in which Judge Ken Starr and Attorney General Greg Abbott discussed their financial literacy initiative. The article informs readers about the new resources Starr and Abbott are putting forth to educate students on financial responsibility. It also discusses the importance of making smart financial decisions.

Art scholarships, in short supply, get local boost

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I wrote this article because it addressed an issue that I could very much relate to. This article informs the reader about an art scholarship that began in a local art gallery, created because of the lack of art scholarships and opportunities for students. I wanted to shed light on this issue and inform readers of the importance of art, and the importance of having opportunities for students to pursue art.

Rhetorical Analyses of Law Firms

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This rhetorical analyses demonstrates my knowledge of rhetorical strategies that are effective and appropriate for the audiences of four law firm websites. It also shows my ability to present my findings in a succinct and articulate piece. In this rhetorical analysis, I address questions such as, “Does the law firm website effectively serve its purpose? Are the rhetorical strategies used appropriate for the targeted audience? Why or why not?”

Emotion vs. Reason: The Fall of Louisa in Jane Austen’s Persuasion

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This short essay demonstrates my ability to make analytical connections between multiple texts and present my ideas in a concise and articulate piece. This essay makes a comparison between a different work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft, by showing the limitations of possessing boldness of character, a trait deemed positive by Wollstonecraft.