Here are a few things my team and I have found lately that we think are worth your time.
Struggling with a roundup? Roundup stories are a great way to profile a series of alumni or faculty in a similar field, but how do you make that story reader-friendly? Here are a few suggestions.
Everyone can appreciate some dumb grammar jokes, right? Here’s the rest of the list from above.
And speaking of punctuation… Many of us spent our formative years learning to excise exclamation marks from our writing. But in some cases, we might want to use more, not fewer. If you spend a lot of time emailing — connecting with sources, writers, editors and others — read the argument for adding in a few more exclamation marks into your messages.
An intriguing oral history. I like just about any story about colleges that appears in mainstream magazines, so of course I loved this oral history about Bennington’s freshman class of 1982, which included literary heavyweights Bret Easton Ellis, Jonathan Letham, and Donna Tartt. I especially appreciated how they integrated meaningful ideas from Donna Tartt, even though she wasn’t interviewed for the story. If you’re considering doing an oral history of some part of your institution’s past but don’t have access to an important source, this is a worthwhile template to consider.
Thanks for reading!