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

Posted on Posted on October 8, 2020, 12:34 am by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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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).


Facebook Federal Student Aid Snippet of a Budgeting Article for 2019 Needs and Wants

Posted on Posted on October 19, 2019, 10:37 am by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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Source: facebook.com/182616238486183/posts/2517310461683404  (the link opens in a new tab).

More information for post-secondary students on student loans can be found at studentloans.gov  (the link opens in a new tab).


On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted on Posted on October 9, 2019, 8:20 am by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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The other day when I was on my Friedrich Nietzsche kick and did the Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from,” I had emailed a fellow member of the academic community and asked for some of his recommendations of readings by Nietzsche. I am referring to my post on September 30, 2019, titled “Friedrich Nietzsche and his ‘God is dead’ Quote.”

My academic advisor replied that a few of his suggested reads by Nietzsche are On the Genealogy of Morals and Thus Spake Zarathustra  (the link opens in a new tab). I figured Nietzsche would be a great academic add to my collection of books, so I ordered On the Genealogy of Morals through Amazon. It has since arrived. It turned out to be a stroke of luck that the paperback edition I ordered actually contained two works: On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo  (the link opens in a new tab), which you can find through Amazon.

On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche through Amazon  (the link opens in a new tab).


Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) and MLA Handbook, the eighth edition

Posted on Posted on October 5, 2019, 7:23 am by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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The Purdue OWL

For all of us using Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting, this Purdue OWL (owl.purdue.edu the link opens in a new tab), brought to us by The Purdue Writing Lab and the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University was a priceless resource during studies for my B.I.S. degree. That, along with the paperback MLA Handbook, the eighth edition  (the link opens in a new tab).

Paperback MLA Handbook, the eighth edition (the link opens in a new tab)
Paperback MLA Handbook, the eighth edition  (the link opens in a new tab).

 


Friedrich Nietzsche and his “God is dead” Quote

Posted on Posted on September 30, 2019, 1:58 pm by Kyle Christopher Blanchard (@kylecblanchard).

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Philosophize This’s episode ninety, “Nietzsche pt. 1 – God is dead and so is Captain Morgan  (the link opens in a new tab), is the first in the rest of the Nietzsche section (a four-part episode section of episodes 90, 91, 92, and 93) has really struck a great chord with me while listening to the show. I did a quick Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from” and found the textbook Nietzsche wrote the quote in. In this time between undergraduate and master’s, I am adding this book that the quote comes from to my to-read list: The Gay Science  (the link opens in a new tab).