Of all the writing assignments we did this semester, the advertising and broadcast assignments were equally grueling. I can’t sell a product to save my life. If I could have chosen, I would have done print stories and press releases all semester. Those are so much easier for me. I have no problem writing for days on end. It comes naturally to me. But actually putting effort into creatively trying to appeal to people to interest them in something is something that I have to spend a lot of time on. It’s just not my thing. So of the choices, the regular writing assignments were my favorite. Just because of how easy they were for me to complete.
The biggest challenges I had to overcome at the beginning of the semester was trying to write in AP style, or at least be conscious of that style. MLA was everything I had ever known, and it’s how I write best. Then, when I enrolled in this class, it was turned over on it’s head. Then after that, the formatting was difficult. I have prided myself on organizing my works of writing, for I have been told that is one of my strong points. At the same time, that was writing research papers and essays. Not print stories or press releases, or advertising.
I am ecstatic to go deeper into my major. I can’t wait to nerd-out with all the recording equipment. Music is my passion, and I want to stay in the industry as long as I can, whether traveling the world with my band or recording other musicians and helping them with their career. It’s off to a slow start, but I can’t wait to get towards the end of my career path. It’s so exciting already, and there is no telling what is in store for me. I have a pretty bright future.
Also, thanks for everything you have done Mrs. R. You were too kind. I’m glad I got to take your course before you left. I really appreciate it. Good luck in Utah.