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Thoughts: Social Networks

This is a post for my LIS S401 class: Computer-Based Information Tools. You could say I'm fairly connected. I use a variety of social media in my daily life. I have a Facebook, a Pinterest, an Instagram, a LinkedIn, and I operate Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest pages for several of my employers and organizations I volunteer for (I've… Continue reading Thoughts: Social Networks

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On My Radar: Week 4

Last week was a health-oriented week for me, and I spent most of my time off of the internet and with an ice pack on my face. However, I didn't forget to put together an On My Radar post because the nature of my career has me researching interesting topics all the time! With all… Continue reading On My Radar: Week 4

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Physical Books Might Be Better For Students

While on Facebook earlier this week, I came across this article. It says that "our brains were not designed for reading, but have adapted and created new circuits to understand letters and texts. The brain reads by constructing a mental representation of the text based on the placement of the page in the book and the word on… Continue reading Physical Books Might Be Better For Students

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On Following Your Heart and Not Your Education System

This comic and blog post on zenpencils.com started out on the On My Radar post for Week 3. However, as I started talking about it, I found a bit of passion that I hadn't been able to express in writing, and it became a bit long for an On My Radar post. So, I decided to give… Continue reading On Following Your Heart and Not Your Education System

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One-Hundred Dollars to Solve a Problem

You have been given a $100 to come up with a solution to a local problem/need. This semester, I took an Introduction to Mentoring course, where I was asked to come up with a $100 Dollar Solution. If you haven't heard of it, click here. I thought I would share my solution, as I think… Continue reading One-Hundred Dollars to Solve a Problem

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Language Use and Stephen Fry

To add onto my "Clarity in Writing" post, I found this animation video with Stephen Fry discussing language changes and how a lot of people on the internet are sticklers to old "rules." His opinion basically tells these grammar sticklers to get over it. I will admit that I have my own pet peeves when it… Continue reading Language Use and Stephen Fry

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Clarity in Writing

"What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around. In prose, the worst thing one can do with words is surrender to them." This is a quote from George Orwell's article, "Politics and the English Language." Orwell's article, though scathing, is all about clarity while… Continue reading Clarity in Writing

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Processing, Recollection, and Inspiration: On Keeping a Journal

"Perhaps it is difficult to see the value in having one's self back in that kind of mood, but I do see it; I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and… Continue reading Processing, Recollection, and Inspiration: On Keeping a Journal