About Us

“Making A Difference” is the official website for English 1000_013. This site links to a variety of social media campaigns created by students enrolled in  Dr. Preston’s English 1000 course,”Writing For and Thinking Through Social Media.”

Over the course of one semester, students identified topics of interest to them, researched scholarly articles, conducted semi-structured interviews, focus groups and drafted questionnaires, analyses, essays, and series of short reports. For their final project in this class, each student drew from the  research and writing assignments completed to create a social media campaign that addressed an identified need of sorts pertaining to their research topics.

The individual and group posts featured on this site link to Facebook pages and a variety of other social media platforms.

About Our Process

After extensive research and writing, students used the following format to create substantive and engaging posts for their social media campaign.  Incorporating appeals to pathos, logos, and ethos, students practiced crafting well-developed paragraphs and short reports.

Author/Student:  Takeo Akagi

Title of Post: On The Move: International Students Attending College in the U.S.

Image: Shoe. jpg

Sample Anecdote:

Last year, my family moved from what had been my home town for 17 years to build a new life in the U.S. I was devastated when my mom told me that the family would be moving and I’d be attending college in Utah. I was excited, and yet at the same time, I’d be leaving my friends, family, and the only world that I’d known. It turns out I’m not alone.

Statistic, Fact, or Quote: According to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, an annual survey of study abroad trends by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. , “The U.S. enrolled a record-breaking number of international students during the 2013-2014 school year, welcoming 886,052 undergraduate and graduate students to colleges and universities throughout the country.”

Link to your site and a variety of engaging posts:

  • Questionnaires
  • Surveys
  • Stories
  • Statistics
  • Facts
  • Images
  • Interviews
  • Videos
  • Podcasts

You can read more about my and others’ experience attending college in the U.S. by checking out my social media campaign, “On The Move: International Students Attending College in the U.S.”

Categories and Tags: How will we search for this post?

  • International Student
  • Relocating
  • College Students