Welcome to the first “Retweet Rapport,” a weekly review of what #bsuenglish is talking about. Most English majors are introverts, and introverts hate small talk. We’d rather talk about more important things…
Like the weather!
Now that Muncie is a snow globe, tell us what you like to do on snow days! Do you get cozy, inspired, or rejuvenated?
— Ball State English 📚 (@bsuenglish) January 12, 2019
You thought we just wrote and read books during snowstorms, didn’t you? Fooled you!
We also talked about jobs.
We had a great turnout for the first Stars to Steer By for Spring 2019!
@ajuliano shares with BSU students think about what you want- if you can answer these questions you can figure the rest out in your career path. #careersforcardinals @CareerCenterBSU pic.twitter.com/4gHnI3Fh9J
— Eilis Wasserman (@EWassermanBSU) January 16, 2019
Students in Prof. Cathy Day’s Career Class are tweeting about what they’re learning. How do you get a job with an English major? Follow the hashtag #bsuenglishworks.
I sent my first LinkedIn connection request (with a note) to an industry professional who I did not know personally. His acceptance today brought joy to my introverted soul! The Band-Aid has been ripped off. #bsuenglishworks
— Marisa N. Sloan (@marisansloan) January 14, 2019
Editing client videos at work is basically like editing essays. The story is just being told verbally/visually instead of on the page. I apply skills from my major all the time in ways most wouldn’t connect to being an #englishmajor. #bsuenglish #bsuenglishworks #humanities
— Macy Jo (@macyjo15) January 16, 2019
In his essay A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace said, “I have filled three mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me.”
Even great authors deal with the chaos/wandering undergraduates deal with.#bsuenglishworks
— Evan Cozad (@realEvanCozad) January 15, 2019
We also talked about MONEY.
The @bsuenglish chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, needs your help to send 10 students to present at a conference. You can help @bsusigmtd see how special they truly are. https://t.co/K93m47aAfa #SendSigmaToStLouis #crowdfunding
— Cathy Day (@daycathy) January 16, 2019
But don’t worry, we still talk about the stuff that really matters: words themselves.
There is nothing more gorgeous than a heavily-annotated poem.
Prove me wrong. You can’t. #bsuenglish pic.twitter.com/1v1UJxXSH2
— Elli (@ElliKirkpatrick) January 14, 2019
Congrats to Elli Kirkpatrick for winning Tweet of the Week! You win a free book; go to RB 297 and claim your prize.
Who will win next week? Use the #bsuenglish hashtag and it might be you in next week’s “Retweet Rapport.”