Year: 2022

Audio-Visual Film Essay

Social & Rhetorical Function Audio-visual film essays, more commonly known as “film video essays,” are film-criticism videos that edit and combine images and sounds from preexisting media with the goal of generating a deeper understanding of elements of film. Audio-visual film essays achieve this goal by using textual commentary and curated clips or stand-alone curated…Continue Reading Audio-Visual Film Essay

Personal Letters

Social and Rhetorical Functions Personal letters have been a form of communication for ages. A personal letter is a form of informal communication concerning personal matters exchanged from writer to recipient. This kind of letter differs from others in that it is not a matter of professional concern and is longer than a written piece…Continue Reading Personal Letters

To-Do List

A to-do list is a list of action items to be completed. To-do lists aim at improving a user’s daily productivity by organizing their goals and objectives into a clear, concise format. Definition A to-do list is a subgenre of the list, which is simply a series of items. To-do lists are like lists, but…Continue Reading To-Do List

Drainers and Drain Gang 101

Long before TikTok users discovered the trendy “B*tches Come and Go Brah” audio, was Drain Gang. And Shield Gang. And Gravity Boys. And Sad Boys. These are all different names for basically the same thing – a Swedish music group made up of the four rappers Yung Lean, Bladee, Ecco2k, and Thaiboy Digital. The TikTok…Continue Reading Drainers and Drain Gang 101

How to Write for Orientation

Orientation at the College of Charleston Est. Reading time 2min What is Orientation at College of Charleston? As a student here at College of Charleston you have experienced orientation. Orientation is required of every new student who attends the College. The office of the New Student Programs leads almost all students through orientation and their…Continue Reading How to Write for Orientation

Opinion Piece

Social and Rhetorical Functions An opinion piece is a prose genre used by newspapers, magazines, and similar publications to offer diverse commentary on issues currently in the news. Although not strictly designed to balance the editorial perspective of the newspaper or magazine, opinion pieces provide a space for news publications to share arguments that may…Continue Reading Opinion Piece

How to Help Your Peers on Campus

Are you looking for ways to get involved on campus? Do you enjoy helping your fellow students? Want resume building experiences? Let me introduce you to the College of Charleston’s Peer Facilitator Program. What Is a PF? When you were in your first year of college at CofC, do you remember taking your First Year…Continue Reading How to Help Your Peers on Campus

5 Ways to Be A Well-Read Black Girl

There is so much in the stories that is rooted in activism and solidarity. Books are the foundation of the community we’ve built, and activism is a part of that. I believe that reading is activism. Well-Read Black Girl is an organization, founded by Glory Edim, that provides an online book club, in-person book…Continue Reading 5 Ways to Be A Well-Read Black Girl

Writing, Medicine, and Administration

Crash course: TSPMG The Southern Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is a regioonal division of Kaiser Permanente—one of the United States’ largest not-for-profit health care plans. TSPMG is comprised of more than 500 physicians who care for a community of over 365,000 patients in the Atlanta area. Kaiser’s mission is “to provide high quality, affordable health…Continue Reading Writing, Medicine, and Administration

Joining the Flock with the Charleston Audubon Society

Who is the Charleston Audubon Society? The Charleston Audubon Society (CAS) is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. The CAS is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental awareness through educational programs, field trips, conservation projects, sponsored research at local colleges and other social activities. CAS President, Jennifer Tyrrell gives an insider perspective of…Continue Reading Joining the Flock with the Charleston Audubon Society