Deep Work

The beginning of a journey

  • Beginning My Podcasting Journey

    May 25, 2020 by

    I’m diving in. For the past year, I have been itching to create my own podcast. Prior to that, I was simply a listener. I started out with crime podcasts such as Serial (a true masterpiece, I highly recommend) and The Clearing. I then moved on to follow more talk-show style podcasts such as Girls… Read more

  • When Writing For The Ear

    April 27, 2020 by

    Within the past few years, podcasts have exploded. So, how can you make your own successful piece of audio art? When writing for the ear, rather than for the eye, there are certain elements that you should be aware of that will enhance the experience for your listener. Sentence structure, word choice, and most importantly,… Read more

  • How Business Writing Differs From Personal Writing

    April 16, 2020 by

    When writing  for business purposes, you often have to consider many factors such as audience, document structure, and tone. Unlike any personal essay or fictional stories, business writing follows more formal procedures that require much practice. Structure Business writing has a strict structure that allows for users to have easy access to important information. It… Read more

  • Getting to Know the Self-Made Man

    February 26, 2020 by

    In this piece, I aim to explore my grandfather’s career path and how he came to be successful. I plan to focus on specific stories in his childhood and young adult life to highlight his vibrant character and make him come alive on paper.

  • Finding a Balance: Writing For Yourself and Others

    February 17, 2020 by

    Audience plays a pivotal role in writing. After all, in order to qualify something as “good” or “bad” you need to have an audience. But writing for your audience can prove difficult. How do you attract and keep readers? Each one will have a unique experience because every reader is different. Although there are many… Read more

  • Emilia Clarke: A Real-Life Warrior

    February 17, 2020 by

    On screen, Emilia Clarke was a fierce warrior who conquered many things, but off-screen she was fighting her own battle, and we had no idea. This long-form piece, A Battle For My Life is written by Emilia Clark, an actress that I was introduced to as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones. She speaks… Read more

  • Good vs. Bad Writing

    February 3, 2020 by

    With more and more personal blogs being put out on the internet, journalism has experienced a shift. Now, stories can be told in a variety of ways. Journalism can be casual or structured. This has come with the increased use of social media to tell stories. The blog post, “How Peloton Has Blown Its PR”… Read more

  • Professional Biography

    February 3, 2020 by

    Kelsey Bross is a current undergraduate student studying public relations at Quinnipiac University. She has a wide range of skills that she has accumulated in and out of the classroom.  With intern experience in corporate and agency settings, she has worked with a multitude of clients, including the Television Academy, Naturalizer Shoes, Alfred Coffee, and… Read more

  • Bringing It All Together

    December 9, 2019 by

    Throughout this course, I feel as though I’ve been able to grow both as a writer and a critical thinker. Both of these skills I have been able to apply to my undergraduate program, Public Relations. In this paper I explore why deep work is important in a field that I’m truly passionate about, crisis… Read more

  • How Social Media is Taking Advantage of Your Data

    November 18, 2019 by

    What began with meaningful purposes to help connect friends around the world has turned into a money machine that misuses user’s data daily, Facebook has seen its fair share of backlash. Social media is relatively new and with that comes trial and error. It has been quick to become a fabric of today’s society, making… Read more

  • Parents, It’s Okay to Give Your Child Access to Technology

    November 5, 2019 by

    When reading the article, “The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World”, I became angered. I felt as though I needed to speak out against the author and challenge the interview. I am not a parent, but I have witnessed close friends and family raise children in modern times. This article seems puts the… Read more

  • Getting Organized

    October 22, 2019 by

    Sometimes when I start huge projects, they seem intimidating, sometimes haunting. If there is too much information for me to process, I start to get confused and often have a hard time knowing where to start. Something that I have relied on heavily for the past year is my planner. Whenever I feel myself beginning… Read more

  • My Mind Has Too Many Tabs Open

    October 22, 2019 by

    As a buzzing and busy mind, I move at high speeds to keep up with my studies along with my other professional commitments outside my education. I came up with the idea for the this blog post while reading the article “Remedies for the Distracted Mind- Behavioral Science”. The article talks about different ways to… Read more

  • How Do I Avoid Social Media if it’s a Part of My Job?

    September 24, 2019 by

    In the articles we read for this week’s module, there was a lot of focus on the addiction that technology has become. While I agree with that position, I am going into a field where social media is a requirement. In a New York Times article written by Sree Sreenivasan entitled, How to Use Social… Read more

  • Open Work Spaces: A Trend that Needs to Die

    September 24, 2019 by

    In chapter two of Deep Work by Cal Newport, it starts off by discussing Facebook Headquarters and its open floor plan. This new trend for work spaces are showing up everywhere. Jack Dorsey of the San Francisco Chronicle explained their open floor plan, “‘We encourage people to stay out in the open because we believe… Read more

  • A Word on Social Media

    September 24, 2019 by

    I wake up and my first order of business is to check my Apple watch for any notifications. Then I check my phone to do a deeper dive. I first check Instagram, then Twitter. I’m looking for any new updates from friends, who liked my latest post, and what’s trending. In today’s world, news is… Read more

  • How do I achieve deep work?

    September 10, 2019 by

    Thinking back to the start of my freshman year of college, I was a much different person. I had a shorter attention span and I used my free time to be lazy. I got caught in a cycle of waking up, going to class, and then going right back to bed. I felt sluggish, unproductive,… Read more

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