Dear Future Students,
I had an amazing experience this semester with this class and within my personal life. I would say the main thing to be prepared for is to complete the daily grades, read the chapters, and actively participate within the class. Our class was very close and I felt like we all enjoyed hearing our opinions and introducing new things to each other. The proposal assignment makes you work within groups, bounce ideas around, and find a common ground which is a difficult thing to do when so many different majors gather together in this class. I had a blast and Mrs. Rogers is ready and willing to work with each individual student. Just remember to complete the work and be ready to talk, the semester flies by ENJOY IT!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So far Catherine and I have been working on gathering information on the prison experience at Stanford. We are shocked at how the professor believed that experiment would turn out great and that he would see how prison is really held. But after two days the prisoners were badly abused by the guards, even though they were all volunteers and students at the university. I was completely shocked that people changed their behavior based on a title and they would let the prisoners leave the experiment. I am just happy that they closed the study and provided videos for people to watch. Catherine and I are still gathering information, but are meeting this week to deal with the small details.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The article we were assigned to read was very interesting. The amount of people that are distracted by ethical lapse are amazing. I did not know people could completely take all their attention away from work and share the ethical lapse with eight or more people. But the human tendency is to spread gossip or news to others whether it is appropriate or not. I feel that if someone found something that is not supposed to be there, they should immediately go to their boss and do something about it. I feel that the surveys are great and that it provides percentages for people to understand what is truly taking place within the company. The article we read in class and this article does make light of how things can be hidden with the text, but writing like that needs to be addressed and taken care of. I interested in how the rest of the semester pans out til finals!!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
As a business writing class we've been discussing proposals, how we want to express our ideas to persuade someone to feel the way we do, and how important GRAMMAR is but according to Chapter 15 writing on the web needs to be grammatical, but concise. In writing, you need to create buffers and more "words" within the paper to create a better feel or understanding, but on the web you can get directly to the point and not have to worry about leading to the subject or having a body to follow your main idea. Most people do not stare at a computer and read it word for word, probably like you are now, but if the web creator can say exactly what they want to say and attract the person to the page, then they succeeded. If we are wanting to transfer a full document directly to the web, we must make it more concise, provide bullets or number to break down the body and make it more of an outline for the viewer. I hope what I have written will help have a better understanding of web writing vs papers...
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Well for the past two weeks I've been struggling with excepting the idea of my husband being in Afghanistan, not returning to Clemson next year, and preparing for a baby. I think I've done so much growing up in a few weeks that the Lord is helping me out more than I could imagine. I have the greatest support system, my family, my new family, and the best friends I've had all my life. You think oh it's like a movie and so romantic but truly its heartaching and the fact I am having to take care of so much stuff on my own and not have him there to support me or to give me guidance or atleast explain to me what bills are due when and where it is so hard. I never thought my life would be changing like this and this fast, but I still couldn't imagine it any other way. I love him and miss him with all my heart and I am just hoping that you all are praying for him as much as possible. God Bless!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
After reading the article reminds me of some of my friends in high school that cheated on little things here and there and I realized if they just cheated a little on their resume there are huge consequences. I am just blessed to have friends that turned them selves in but I don't believe I could ever cheat on a resume. I know that the Lord is watching me and knowing I could get caught should make people NOT cheat, but like they said the higher the job the more they want to impress them. I just hope people realize being yourself and staying true to your morals can make a huge difference for your life. Resume are important to show what you've done and what you are capable of, but don't lie to people they will find out the truth.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I would have to say my favorite blog would be the one on being a foster parent for a puppy. I am a huge animal lover and I felt that she explained her reasons for wanting to help animals as well as her love for them. Her powerpoint was strong and she used the proper technique when presenting the information. I feel horrible that my presentation wasn't as strong as I intended it to be...but my life is finally starting to get in a steady pace again. I am hoping that one day I can foster a puppy and find it a wonderful home. Thanks everyone for being so helpful ya'll pray for our troops!!