Blog 12/9/2014

The course outcomes were to develop the principles of writing that are used in our careers and I believe that this goal has been successfully achieved. I now understand what it takes to be successful in writing as an accountant.

My blog from 11/19 still holds true to my beliefs and the claims that I stated. I now connect the learning outcome of unique styles of writing that relate to my major. I now know that to be a successful accountant I need brief and factual writing. I do not need lengthy details and I need to state facts and definitions.

I make this connection by having researched the style of writing that is used in my field. I then applied this styled to my own writing throughout this course. In my writing I state definitions of terms that my audience might not know. This is something that my field tends to do frequently.

In order to further be successful in my field, I need to continue to practice their style of writing. I also need to talk to more accountants and ask them about how they write and some helpful tips that they could give me.

Over the course of my years here at EMU, I believe that I will be adequately prepared to be a successful accountant.

Blog 12/7/14

Blog: Write about your experiences at the Celebration of Student Writing on campus. What kinds of projects inspired you for future writing? How did people receive your work (what questions or comments did you get?)

The Celebration of Student Writing was an interesting experience. Many people had poster boards, some tvs and computers, other games, and one person even had a balloon arch. I was most inspired┬áby the creativity that some people put into the visual aspect of their writing and how they conveyed it to their peers. Being that I had a great amount of homework to do, I unfortunately did not get to walk around and look at other students’ work.

The presentations that my classmates had presented the day prior in class had inspired me, though. They addressed topics that I have covered in previous blogs. As far as my future writing goes, I will most definitely look at the way in which I approach a paper. This is a topic that we have covered many times and that is vital. (Refer to prior blog)

At the Celebration of Student Writing, people seemed to enjoy our presentation about Public Intellectualism. We got to present to a couple people and they seemed interested. They did not really ask any questions but they smiled and thanked us.