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Category: Writing

Ever since I started taking courses at UW with the Certificate of Technical Writing and Editing, I’ve been itching to continue working in the Human Centered Design and Engineering Program. And now I’ve finally applied to their Master’s Program. I thought I’d take a moment and share with you my entrance letter to the program.

So you’ve purchased your own little real estate on the web, you’ve installed WordPress, and you know how to add content to your web portfolio. So, what should you add? After exploring many different web portfolios, reading many articles, and constantly obsessing over my own portfolio, I’ve learned a lot about things that can be worth including in a web portfolio. If you’re not quite sure where to start, here are a ten ideas to get you started.

Education is a hot topic in today’s tumultuous economy and fast-paced technological society. It’s hard to go through life now without being bombarded by evangelists shouting about the future of education in our country. Everyone has an opinion and most are willing to sell you on fear of what will happen if we don’t follow their plan. I’m not going to lie: having been a teacher for the past seven years, I have many strong opinions about education. Today, I just want to share with you the direction I see English class taking in our country.

We live in a time with many threats to our hiking trails and outdoor education: climate change, increased traffic, and decreased resources. The No Child Left Inside movement has raised our awareness of the importance of outdoor education for our youth. So given the threats to this important commodity, I wanted to take a moment to share a story about a hike in the Israeli desert that had an impact on me.

There are countless articles—and opinions—out there about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Optimizing your website to maximize organic traffic is a key part of any good content strategy. Yet there still seem to be contradicting opinions about SEO as it relates to content strategy. Despite these contradictions, there are still four main concepts that remain true. These four pillars of Search Engine Optimization are the foundation for any good content strategy.