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Lessons learned from this year’s college blogging assignment

So now it’s time to do a little self-reflection on the self-reflection assignment. Next week will mark the official end of the 2013 St. Lawrence College Writing for Marketing blogging assignment. First-year advertising students will have spent the last two … Continue reading

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The agony and the ecstasy of the perfect assignment

Something’s got to give. It’s 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday as I write this post for Week 4 of my advertising students’ weekly blogging assignment. I spent most of yesterday marking blogs and other work and I’ll spend a good … Continue reading

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Giving “thanks” to my students

Thank you, Ciera Jones and Sarah Chapman for teaching me about “phubbing,” the act of snubbing someone in favour of one’s smartphone. Thank you, Jason Manuge for teaching me about the evolution of video gaming from bricks-and-mortar stores to online … Continue reading

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And the top blogger is…

Winning a writing award sure looks good on a college graduate’s resume. That’s why I created a business blogging award last year for my first-year advertising students and presented it at their program’s prestigious annual Greg Awards gala. The Greg … Continue reading

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Comm 57 students prove blogging changes lives

When I launch my business blogging assignment with my first-year advertising students, I Skype into the classroom successful advertising graduate Brook Johnston, a copywriter at a respected Toronto creative agency who testifies how blogging helped jumpstart his career. I didn’t … Continue reading

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The end is nigh…

We’re almost at the end of the Comm 57 blogging assignment and I look forward to it with mixed emotions. It’s incredibly rewarding to see how much so many students have grown as writers in just a few weeks. At … Continue reading

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The toughest top 5 yet

It’s usually at about this time in the blogging assignment that students begin to excel in larger numbers. The Comm 57 bloggers did not disappoint this week. Week 4 of our seven-week blogging assignment has proven to be the toughest … Continue reading

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