In case you hadn’t already noticed, I began this blog for my Writing and Digital Media class at Virginia Tech and this post marks my last one for the semester. I do plan on continuing this blog into the next year in order to have a place for all of my thoughts on the use of digital media, specifically in advertising.
I wanted to comment here with a post about our final assignment in which we were to create a “Scholarly Webtext”. The assignment description was intentionally left wide open, leaving us to choose a topic we truly cared about and experiment with any online medium we pleased. After hearing about the Storify web application in class, I was intrigued, and used that app for the composition of my webtext.
As for my topic, I chose to comment on the conversation surround millennials and argue against those who see us as a rare species that are impossible to market toward. I provided a background of why some of the articles I read sounded silly to me and then went on to provide tips for marketing, digitally, to millennials.
You can find my finished Scholarly webtext here.
Overall, this assignment was one of my favorites. It really pushed me to become well read on a particular issue and I’m glad that I now have some sourcing and argument behind my claims. I also really loved how the assignment pushed me to use Storify, an application I was not comfortable with, since I now know how to use it and already have ideas for how to use it in the future.
Needless to say, I feel like the semester went out with a bang. Have fun exploring my last assignment and I’ll see you next semester.