Category Archives: Things I’ve Learned in College

Working for Hire in the Educational Market

In last week’s shoptalk meeting of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, we talked about the educational market and working for hire. Members collectively asked and answered questions about these topics, which I’ve outlined below if you’re interested … Continue reading

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The Value of Stories and Storytelling

This week’s meeting of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators offered a presentation by storytelling experts, Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton. Mitch and Martha have dedicated their lives to storytelling. Starting to collaborate in storytelling in Ithaca, New York, Mitch and … Continue reading

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Bold Beginnings: How to Hone Your Opening

Read the following: “My alarm went off at 7:30 a.m. I yawned, got out of bed, walked to the bathroom, and started to brush my teeth. I was so excited to see Taylor Swift in concert tonight!’Jess, come downstairs! I … Continue reading

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Everything I Learned at NYWICI’s 2016 Student Communications Career Conference

This past Saturday, November 5th I attended New York Women in Communications’ 2016 Student Communications Career Conference as Vice President of Ithaca College Women in Communications with the fabulous, motivated, and accomplished e-board and general body members of WIC. This was my fifth time … Continue reading

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How I Live Now — The Lost Chapters

Right now I’m in a Honors Capstone class where we talk about our college experiences and what it’s like being in the honors program at Ithaca College and about society and the education system as a whole. Overall, it involves a … Continue reading

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The Joys, Trials, and Tribulations of Publishing Your Own Picture Book

This week I attended a “shoptalk” meeting of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators at my local Barnes & Noble in Ithaca, New York. To my understanding, they meet once a month at this Barnes & Noble and talk about … Continue reading

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Multimodal Writing: A Technology Literacy Narrative

What is multimodal writing? Multimodal writing is writing that involves many different modes, whether that means text, visuals, video, audio, etc. Selfe says that “multimodal” itself means “exceeding the alphabetic and may include images, animations, color, words, music, and sound” … Continue reading

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