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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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What? Students don’t want less blog work? Well, I do!

Last week, I lamented to the world about how my marking load is killing me. In some ways, that blog post was a cry for help, a plea for ideas as to how I can minimize the amount of time—often … 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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Comm 57 bloggers dig into placement aspirations

This week’s Comm 57 Top 5 Bloggers list has two new strong entrants. Lucid writer and automobile enthusiast Craig Thrasher breaks into the top 5 alongside Chang Sun, an international student at St. Lawrence College who shares some superb tips … Continue reading

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Five steps to take your Comm 57 blogs to the next level

I love this stage of the student blogging assignment. We’re at that point where those who have taken to the assignment start to really strut their stuff. Many are already doing just about everything right and just need a pointer … Continue reading

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