My work on a school project: “The Colonel Connection”

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For a previous course, we were working on making a basic WordPress.com (the link opens in a new tab) site. I have (somehow) managed to still be able to access that said project. You can browse that project here at “The Colonel Connection” (the link opens in a new tab).

For my version of “The Colonel Connection,” a brief summary of that project I made is that we (The Colonel Connection) “Provide superior assistive service[s] to the Nicholls State University’s and Nicholls Online’s communities for support services to all student, staff, and, also, faculty of those communities and those communities’ families. [Our] services include[:] relocation services, career placement assistance, and networking basics and counseling. We aim to please all that we can.”

Now, as I look back over that Introduction and re-type it here, I notice I have made a few grammatical and word choice errors. I have pointed those out above by their additions inside of the brackets (“[” and “]”).


Grammar Tips Section of Lexico (Reblog)

Posted on Posted on December 29, 2019, 10:25 am by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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Lexico appears to be a new website that is now what used to be the English Oxford Dictionaries (OED) online.

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The previous URL that I used to access the English OED online when I needed a definition or thesaurus was en.oxforddictionaries.com  (the link opens in a new tab). As of roughly winter 2019, that en.oxforddictionaries.com site redirects to Lexico (lexico.com) yet it appears that the English OED online located there has just changed names to Lexico. The reason I say this is because on the left, next to the search bar for the site lexico.com  (the link opens in a new tab), it states, “Lexico, powered by Oxford.”

Aside from the new name, I only in roughly the past few months realized that the site offers more to its visitors than simply a dictionary and a thesaurus. The Lexico site offers articles and these can be found on the top menu bar of their homepage. What I’d like to reblog about here is their section on “Grammar” articles. You can find them located at lexico.com/grammar  (the link opens in a new tab). One category in the grammar section that caught my eye was the “Writing Tips (the link opens in a new tab) section, which includes categories of its own such as “How to Build a Piece of Writing (the link opens in a new tab), “Tips for Job Applications (the link opens in a new tab), “Tips for Writing Essays (the link opens in a new tab) which should presumably help students, “Types of Business Writing (the link opens in a new tab), and more.


Style Guide on Formatting a Research Paper Resource from The MLA Style Center

Posted on Posted on December 5, 2019, 7:53 pm by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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Here is a great resource for a guide on how to style your academic research paper the MLA way.

Screenshot of The MLA Style Center Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association Website
Screenshot of The MLA Style Center Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association Website
Accessed: 10 Dec 2019
Source: https://style.mla.org/formatting-papers/

Formatting a Research Paper

Source: style.mla.org/formatting-papers/  (the link opens in a new tab).


The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholars Series: Emily N. Smith

Posted on Posted on October 21, 2019, 8:15 am by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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An episode of Spotify’s podcast “The Big Rhetorical Podcast.” This episode is “The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholar Series: Emily N. Smith (the link opens in a new tab) by Charles Woods. Find The Big Rhetorical Podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet  (the link opens in a new tab) and Facebook at facebook.com/thebigrhet/  (the link opens in a new tab).