Chapter 3 talks about how failure to put the best typed message forward will lead to big problems for everyone involved. We need to write with solid nouns and powerful verbs in our sentences and use simple things to get our word across. Over complicated things can confuse the readers and not get the point you needed across. Reading our work aloud will help with this. We will be able to hear our mistakes better than just reading it silently in our minds. Own od the most powerful things that spoke out to me was “When in doubt, look it up. If you still don’t know, don’t couch it with vague notions and weak qualifiers.”
Chapter 4 we learn about the killer “Be’s”, which are, be right, be tight, be clear, be active, be smooth, and be quick. We need these to make our stories great and enjoyable to read. This chapter seems to tell us the rights from wrongs in writing.
Chapter 8 taught me that for all types of events need preparing. Such as breaking news, speeches, meetings, and news conferences. Knowing how to cover an event will help you with the preparing process. This was probably my favorite chapter to read because it broke down how to cover events to get the best possible outcome. It tells about localizations, obituaries and profile writing. I found it interesting that the first step for these stores were not all the same and that is what I like about writing. Its always something new.
This is my sophomore year at Piedmont College and I am absolutely in love with this small school in this small town. I could not wait to move back here and continue my journey.
I was in a wreck over the summer where my car was totaled. Everyone walked away with minor injuries but considering it was my first accident, it scared me to death. I walked away with a new perspective on life. Iv always heard the saying “live everyday like its your last” but I never really understood it until that day. Since then I try to make everyday as productive as it possible can. Whether it’s working, hanging out with friends, or doing a few chores; I try to do more than just sit and roam all my different social media apps. Doing this I found a new love for hiking and going on adventures, so if anyone ever needs a hiking buddy, you know where to find one!
If you want to get me to talk about something, ask me about my 6-month-old nephew, Van! Just look at how precious he looks! I can sit all day and tell you about what makes him laugh or what little weird quirks he has. If you want I can shows you videos and picture that has completely filled all my storage on my phone but it’s totally worth it.
Oh and by the way, I work at Chicago’s Pizza right down the road for the school, we have really good food so everyone should come in sometime to see me. 😊
Since the first day of kindergarten, I can remember the teachers going through the attendance and calling out “Emma.” Quite, shy little me did not correct the teacher when she said it. Instead, I went to her desk after class days later, to tell her I went by Jade. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, I dreaded correcting the teacher with my name. Luckily, my last name starts with a V so my name was lower on the attendance roll and I had some time to prepare how I was going to say “I go by Jade.”
I have always been the extremely shy, quite and reserved person in a group of people that I did not know; that’s why it was so hard for me tell a teacher my name because I would have to say it in front of all my classmates. Scary, right? In school, I never really found anything that I really enjoyed or fit into. I was never into sports or anything like that. One thing that I did enjoy was technology. i knew that for sure.
In high school, I was placed in my first video production class (by accident) and by the end of the semester, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Filming and creating videos was my passion and still is. I found my self constantly talking about my film projects to anyone who would listen, usually my mom. I had a hard time convicting my mom that this was a good career for me until she learned that video production was Georgia’s leading industry. She stop complaining then and actually listened to me talking about my film projects. In ninth and tenth grade, I filmed some dance recitals and meetings that my Coach asked me too along with all the class projects. In eleventh grade, most of his film crew graduated so it was time to hire a new crew. That’s when he asked me if I would like to film some football games. Of course I couldn’t deny the offer. So during football season, I filmed all the games with the rest of the crew and I was even more certain this was exactly what I wanted to do. My senior year was my time to shine. I filmed everything I could get my hands on between filming football, being a head producer for soccer games, and live streaming baseball games, to live streaming students on collage signing days, to news shows, and highlight videos. I feel like I just feel like I did it all and I’m proud of myself for that. I worked many late nights filming games and when I wasn’t filming I was a part time waitress at Pizza Hut.
My film coach became one of my best friends throughout my high school years and he also pushed my past my limits to ensure that I was doing the best I could. He gave many opportunities to go tour news stations, film competitions, he took me and 13 other film students for STN (Student Television Network) in California! He is also one of the main reasons I am here a Piedmont. He told me just to apply and see where that lead me. I actually got the call saying I had been accepted while I was in California. I couldn’t stop thanking him and on graduation night a few tears where shed as I said goodbye to someone who had such a big impact on my life.
That’s has been my journey so far and I can not wait to see where Piedmont takes me.