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Month: January 2020

QCQ #1: Cohen’s “Seven Theses” and the Contemporary Monster

QCQ #1: Cohen’s “Seven Theses” and the Contemporary Monster

Because I’m excited for UNE’s upcoming spring musical, I will try to examine Cohen’s theses through the embodiment of the contemporary “monsters” depicted in Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy’s 2010 musical, Heathers: the Musical. Based on the classic 1988 film, Heathers takes place at your average American large, nasty, clique-ridden high school. The opening scene displays just about every recurrent theme from classic movies about classic high schools: teasing, bullying, polarized and isolated groups of jocks, geeks, and burnouts, and…

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Journal #2: Chapter 1 – Plain Language (pg.25-31)

Journal #2: Chapter 1 – Plain Language (pg.25-31)

In the professional world, time is money. When it comes to quick communication among colleagues, clients, and other businesses, it is often necessary to cut down on complicated wording and give just the basic and crucial facts. Chapter 1 explains the concept of plain language and how it is beneficial in professional fields.  Plain language is a method of writing that is used to provide information in the clearest, most concise way possible. It avoids the use of complicated and…

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WRT 233 Journal #1: Introduction (pg. 15-22)

WRT 233 Journal #1: Introduction (pg. 15-22)

The introductory chapter of this book summarizes the importance of business and professional writing. When working in any professional field, it is of utmost importance that we learn how to communicate effectively in a way that displays a high level of competence. The introduction emphasizes this idea by first outlining the dangers of unprofessional communication and then defining our roles as professional individuals in producing quality written content. The first major point of the chapter is that good writing is…

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