Food for Thought by Chace Turner

In past years, working in a food service business has had its perks.  Most businesses would give employees a free or discounted meal after they worked or on their break.  But with the economy on a downward slope, businesses are now trying to cut budgets …

Adidas: Support Your Country, Buy Our Clothes by Adam Ellis

Writer’s Reflection Advertisements are cross-cultural artifacts that we take for granted in society and never usually spend time to understand. Everywhere we look and everywhere we go there are always ads. Companies spend millions of dollars each year on advertisements, hoping that consumers will purchase …

It’s Difficult to Change Your Image by Leah Hastedt

Writer’s Reflection With this paper, I had an easier time writing it. I like being able to look at something like an advertisement and analyzing it, putting my own interpretation into it. The ethnography essay allowed me to do all this, but it’s hard to …

A Community in Trouble by Erin Cox

Tommy Marzella writes “Miami Community Must be More Inclusive, Respectful” to the Miami University and surrounding community, which have been known not to be diverse or accepting of the little diversity the campus has. He also writes to an audience of students that normally have …

My Journey of Literature Learning

[custom_field field=”author” this_post=”1″ limit=”1″ before=”By: ” after=”” between=”, ” /] Writer’s Reflection When I was asked to write about the influences of literacy, the first fragment of memory that came to my mind was my mom’s story about the Snow Queen at my bedtime. I …

Meaningless Can Be Meaningful by Hui Ying

Writer’s Reflection It took me a long time to think about my writing materials. There are too many experiences with respect to literature, and I could not find a clue of those relationships. It occurred to me that I should focus on the enormous change …

Polar Bear Persuasion by Gregory Larkin

Polar Bears can sustain temperatures as low as -51 degrees Fahrenheit.  Yet this was the farthest thing from my mind with my toes curled around the edge of the Mon Wharf Dock for the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Plunge at 8 a.m. on New Years Day.  …

A Semester Over; A Writer Changed By Jacqueline Black

The purpose for writing has a different meaning to everyone, yet it cannot be denied that it has an incredibly powerful purpose, even if we cannot decide on a universal definition. However, I believe writing is a way to convey the ideas that can be …

The Old Spice Man by Kathleen Antonelli

We all know those guys, the ones at the gym with the barbells, the sweaty tank tops and the spandex shorts. Unless my nose has been misleading me all of this time, I would say those guys need a shower.  Next time I run into …

No Escaping Diversity By Katherine Killeen

Writer’s Reflection For my rhetorical analysis, I selected an article from the Miami Student and identified the various persuasive moves that a rhetor makes when appealing to an audience. In this assignment, I identified what the author is trying to argue, but more closely, how …

School Sport Standoff by Katelynn Haack

Writer’s Memo I decided to discuss this topic because it is a major concern for my hometown.  Throughout high school, eliminating sports was always threatened as a way to save money, but the plan never carried through.  Because of the economic situation of the school …

Rhetoric of Water by David Peyer

The key to an effective advertisement is creating one that will not only stand out from the rest, but also convey a message to a specific, targeted audience. For this paper, I have chosen to analyze the commercial of the top-of-the-line water distributor, Fiji Water. …