Writing Samples

Each of these pieces are from my classes at Virginia Tech during the fall 2014 semester. The samples include a variety of work from my Media Writing, Communications Research, and British Literature courses.

Media Writing

This is a feature story about a Virginia Tech student who lost her father as an adolescent and the responsibilities she had to take one to keep her family from falling apart. Check out this book by Malcolm Gladwell which points out how “the death of a mother or father is a spur, a propellant that sends [children] catapulting into life. Because they are on their own, they are forced to persist, to invent, to chart their own way.”

Learning New Life From Death

Read my article concerning opinions about the value of a liberal arts education according to professors from the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the College of Science. Find out what others are saying about this relevant debate, here.

There is Value in Liberal Arts Education, Educators Say

Communication Research

Take a peek at how Virginia Tech pedestrians and operators of motor vehicles are behaving at crosswalks in the field study I conducted at two primary crosswalk locations on campus. Are you in the category of students who step out into the street before looking both ways?

Field Observation Study

British Literature

Read this analytic essay about the way death was written about in the Early Modern English Period of literature. Check out more information about the authors and writings of this time period from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Death in the Early Modern Period

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