Modesty vs. Humility in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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This short essay demonstrates my ability to make analytical connections between multiple texts and present my ideas in a succinct and eloquent piece.  This piece shows the parallelism of modesty, as described in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and humility, as discussed in St. Catherine of Siena’s Treatise on Discretion.

Sterility and Lovelessness in the English Country House

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This piece demonstrates my strong argumentative writing and critical reading skills. It also shows my ability to make analytical connections among various texts from similar cultural periods. My writing skills and experience writing literary essays are valuable in writing effective, informative literature reviews.This literary analysis explores the ethos of the English aristocracy in 19th century Britain through four characters, from two British novels: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate.

The Knight’s Tale: A Consolation of Philosophy for Arcite and Palamon

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This essay demonstrates my argumentative writing and critical reading skills. It also shows my ability to analyze and synthesize multiple texts and present my ideas in a cohesive piece. This essay, written for my Medieval Great Texts course, explains how Chaucer’s The Knights Tale is demonstrative of Boethius’s A Consolation of Philosophy.

Professional Reports

This section contains professional reports of various genres, including investigative reports and recommendation reports. These reports required extensive research, collaborative, and project management skills, as well as the ability to write articulately and concisely. Scroll down to view my professional reports.

Document Design

This section consists of various examples of my work in document design, which include brochures for the Professional Writing Department at Baylor University and flyers for the Filipino Students Association. Scroll down to browse through my document design pieces.

Filipino Students Association Flyer

I designed this flyer for the Baylor University Filipino Students Association to help advertise their annual Mabuhay Culture Show. The flyer is targeted toward a general audience and informs them of important details about the culture show. I chose to design the flyer using the Filipino flag to catch the reader’s attention, and to give the reader an idea of what the event will entail even before he/she reads the flyer. View the flyer here.

Waco Arts Initiative Brochure

I designed this brochure with a group for a project we did with the Waco Arts Initiative. In the project, my group and I created promotional material for WAI to help make the organization more recognizable. This brochure is targeted toward a general audience and gives an overview of WAI’s goals and activities. View the brochure here.

Waco Arts Initiative Website

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Link to the Waco Arts Initiative Website.

The Waco Arts Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit organization that aims to change children’s lives through a quality arts education. I worked with a group to create promotional material for WAI, including website content. WAI previously lacked a website and had only a blog, with important information interspersed and difficult to find. A website would prove a valuable promotional and informational tool for the organization. I wrote the following webpages:

Waco Arts Initiative Programs – This is a section I wrote because my team and I felt it was important to explain WAI’s programs in more detail. The section contains pages that provide information on the various art programs WAI offers. It was created for parents who want to get their children involved in WAI; potential or current donors, who can read about the difference they make in a child’s life through their donations; and prospective volunteers, who can see what kind of activities they may do with the children in the programs. The pages included in this section are below.

  • WAI Programs: The Visual Art Program – This webpage discusses the program curriculum and emphasizes WAI’s philosophy that art is life-changing. It was written for users who want to learn more about the visual art program, as well as for users who may have children they want to enroll in the program.
  • WAI Programs: The Music Program – This webpage discusses the curriculum for the music program and explains the sorts of benefits children get from a music education. The webpage was written for users who are interested in learning more about the music program, whether they are parents looking to enroll their child, prospective volunteers, or potential donors.
  • WAI Programs: The Theatre Program – This webpage discusses the theatre arts curriculum and explains how a theatre education teaches a child valuable life skills. This webpage was written for users who are interested in learning more about the theatre program, users who are interested in volunteering for the program, and users who may have children they want to enroll in the program.

Volunteer Information – This section is dedicated to providing detailed, thorough volunteer information. It includes basic information such as the dates and times for each program, volunteer responsibilities, and volunteer time commitments. For this section, I wrote a volunteer profile that contains reflections, from current volunteers, on their experiences at WAI. In addition, my teammates wrote up a questionnaire, and I wrote an accompanying template to leave to WAI, so volunteers could produce more of these profiles in the future. The pages are listed below.

  • Volunteer Profile – This webpage was written to give prospective volunteers a glimpse of what WAI volunteers do, from the point of view of current volunteers. These profiles are a helpful addition to the WAI website because it allows prospective volunteers to see what impact volunteers feel they are making on the children.
  • Volunteer Profile Questions – These questions were written as a starting step to writing the profile. These questions are centered on the volunteer’s experiences and view on how art can be life-changing.
  • Volunteer Profile Template – This template was written to accompany the questions, as a guide to writing the profile. Although a template for the profile is provided, each profile will still be unique because each volunteer is unique, and the profile should reflect the volunteer. This template simply serves as a guide to getting started.