“Why didn’t someone tell me about that sooner?” Have you ever heard a friend say that with the utmost of exasperation? As I prepare to graduate, there are many things I’ve considered that I would recommend to a new student here at George Mason.
The second annual Professional Development Forum was held on Tuesday, December 8th via Zoom. Attendants came from various academic backgrounds including MA and PhD students, ENG 388 students, and Writing and Rhetoric professors.
Learning how to communicate effectively when taking part of a group project or team effort is essential to the success of the final product. Take a look at the tips and tricks below that are aimed at supporting positive team communication and facilitating an effective working relationship.
Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are three artistic proofs coined by Aristotle that are meant to act as methods of persuasion for your audience. Here are some tips on how to incorporate them into your writing.
When a university president asks this question, it seems like there should be a quick and simple answer. But, based on my experience as an enrollment professional at a Virginia public higher education institution, the president will likely receive conflicting answers from different offices across the university.
Attention to detail and dedication to compliance is one tool I can put in my students’ writing kit before they head into the professional world. If I can encourage a practice of “shredding” assignment sheets—that’s one small way I can contribute to the shaping of future proposal writers.
With in-person interactions on hold for the foreseeable future, it’s important to know what online networking resources are out there. Here are some ways to connect with the world from your home office.
Any new career comes with stress and the unknown, and proposal writing is no different. And amidst a novel pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the struggles pile on for anyone trying to learn the ins and outs of being a proposal writer.