As an English Language Arts teacher at the secondary level with some publishing experience looking to expand my professional writing repertoire, I sought to expand and transfer my knowledge and skills in rhetoric and technical writing in different realms of interests and areas of my life. The following is my final portfolio for the Master of Arts in English, fusing my various intellectual interests and professional pursuits. My first substantive project explores the technical communication that occurs in casual online spaces by exploring the documentation and interactions in an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Facebook fan group. The project blends my interests in the participatory culture of video game communities and the value of the technical communicator. My second project explores my passion for visual rhetorical analysis and the sociological implications of KPOP culture by focusing on the imagery and construction of myth in music videos from girl groups CLC and (G)I-DLE. The last two projects represent my efforts to utilize my newfound technical writing skill toward improving writing instruction and organizational workflow in my Journalism classes. As an adviser for the course and publication, I adapted and implemented new peer review techniques to guide students in a "teacherless writing workshop" model. To provide a consolidated organization and writing resource, I also created and designed a staff manual for my Journalism staff. These works encapsulate my approach and understanding of technical communication and rhetoric as a comprehensive discipline with unexpected reach and broad applications.
Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Dr. Susan Cruea
Ms. Kimberly Spallinger
Tse, Eileen, "Pursuing Personal and Professional Passions: A Final Master's Portfolio" (2022). Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects. 110.