ENGL 112 Brand of You and Discovering Angle

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ENGL 112 Brand of You and Discovering Angle
As discussed in this week’s lecture, the Brand of You is created from the perception…

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ENGL 112 Brand of You and Discovering Angle

ENGL 112 Brand of You and Discovering Angle

Week 1 – All Students Post 78 Pages

The Brand of You – 48 Pages 

As discussed in this week’s lecture, the Brand of You is created from the perception you give others through your writing. In creating the brand of you, how do you decide what to tell, how to tell it, and what to leave out? If given the task of introducing your personal brand through writing, what specific characteristics or attributes of yourself would you share? What stories would serve to provide the greatest impact? What memories would be the most telling in introducing who you are?

Though we’ll work to answer these questions throughout the week, let’s do a concrete exercise to get started: First, in seven words, tell us who you are and what you do. Try to draft a phrase that serves as our introduction to you (see examples below). Place this phrase in the subject line of your response post and then provide us with details to show us how this title represents your personal brand. Using vivid, concrete, descriptive words, share an example, anecdote, or scenario that brings your personal brand to life for your audience and provides an impression of who you are. This example should be written as the content of your actual post and should, at minimum, be at least one full paragraph.

Here are some examples of seven-word biographies:

  • Hopeless romantic infatuated with all movie stars
  • Creative entomologist enjoys bees, hives, and honey
  • Desperate Facebook user needs to go outside…

Discovering an Angle – 30 Pages 

Spend some time searching online news sources, such as npr.org, cnn.com, msnbc.com, or your own local news outlet. Although it’s often hard to find topics that are entirely new, the key to communicating a topic through writing is to present it with a fresh angle. What topics are you finding in the news today? What new angles are being presented? What current events or social changes have prompted these new angles?…