Author Archives: Marlene

About Marlene

I am term instructor for the Bachelor of Communication Studies program.

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stout & dasgupta, “When he doesn’t mean you: Gender-exclusive language as ostracism”

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Muphry’s Law

Murphy’s Law is that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.  In a Murphistic universe, it follows that we also need to be wary of Muphry’s Law: “If you write anything criticizing proofreading or editing, there will be a … Continue reading

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How Quickly Should You Reply to an Email?

When I teach Advanced Business Writing, I emphasize process: pre-write, write, revise.  When composing an email — especially one that has high stakes involved for the sender or the receiver — the benefits of thinking through audience, purpose & intended … Continue reading

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Grammar Games for Adults Studying Parts of Speech

I’m all for gaming as a learning approach to practice parsing parts of speech. Games get endorphins flowing, help develop speed and accuracy, and help identify individual areas of weakness for improvement.  For adult studying parts of speech, I recommend: … Continue reading

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Citogenesis

The internet is at its best when coming up with new words for how the internet is at its worst:  

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Back to School Resolution

Whether I’ve been a student, an instructor, a parent with or without school-aged kids, or working full-time and not attending school in any capacity, I’ve always felt that September marks the start of a new year.  New Year’s Day — … Continue reading

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Congratulations Katt Adachi Grand Slam Winner

Congratulations to Katt Adachi, winner of the Winter 2015 Multimedia Authoring Story Slam Grand Slam Award. Listen to Katt’s Award Winning Story: My Ojichan

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Congratulations Chris Dyer

Congratulations to Chris Dyer, winner of the 2015 Multimedia Authoring Story Slam Award (Section 13). Listen to Chris’ Award Winning Story

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BCS 203 Grand Slam Multimedia Authoring Story Award

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Story Slam Award Section 13

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