Writers of Ball State

Writer at Ball State: Amory

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Writing isn’t always poems or research. Amory, an English graduate student and Teaching Assistant, feels that ethnography and authethnographies require both creative and analytical skills. She says, “I have found that actually being good at creative nonfiction, which still applies narrative elements like plot and characterization, really comes in handy for ethnography. For characterization, if you’re talking about your participants or have to do interviews, that comes in handy because you are trying to paint a picture of a person… I’d like to incorporate more creative writing or elements of narrative into my first year composition so they can start seeing that connection…how close observation, attention to detail, being able to communicate to an audience, can be applied to any field they go into.”

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Writers of Ball State

Writer at Ball State: Imari

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Technology has made finding research so much easier, but can this be a bad thing? Imari, a PreMed student, has some worries:

“I think students should learn about [technology and plagiarism] because […] technology can take away from the learning experience. It might be harder for [younger generations] to do things on their own.”

Her advice is to not copy a whole source straight from the Internet because “now it is so much easier [for professors] to compare it to other essays.” #CiteYourSources #bsuwrites

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