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Rhetoric: “purpose, subject matter, audience, and context”

“[Style is] a series of both conscious and unconscious choices that writers make about everything from the words we use (diction) and their arrangement in sentences (syntax) to the tone with which we express our point of view (e.g. ironic, formal, or colloquial) and the way we achieve emphasis in a sentence (e.g., by placing … Continue reading

City Life: The Final Round

And the last leg of my undergraduate career has begun. It’s hard to believe, but in less than five months I will receive a diploma from Georgia State University. In August 2010, when I moved into the University Commons, I knew this day would come. But it seemed so far away. Here we are—January 2014—and … Continue reading

Life lessons, courtesy of 2013

This year has been a whirlwind—of traveling, meeting new people, starting new jobs, and beginning my last year of undergraduate work. This time last year, I was picking out which clothes to bring to Paris; right now, I am deciding what to bring to my new apartment in downtown Atlanta. Some things have gone exactly … Continue reading