Writing with personality

An exercising in writing for the web with personality to help understand communicating messages with words.

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Writing with personality

Set up

  1. This is an individual activity.

You will have 10 minutes to complete the task.

Describe Algonquin College with a distinct personality

I’ve chosen Algonquin because we all have an ephemeral understanding and don’t need to research anything that may sway our decisions.

1. Pick a personified animal

In your head pick a personified animal that represents what Algonquin either currently is, or what you feel Algonquin should be, or what Algonquin could be: a bubbly tiger, a crotchety dolphin, etc.

Keep this secret.

2. Describe Algonquin through your spirit animal

  • Why is the college is great & why should I register?
  • Think about word choices: formal vs. slang
  • Think about grammar: sentence length, punctuation
  • Try to convey a personality without getting in the way of understanding

3. Volunteer to read your description

The whole class can discuss why that’s a good fit for Algonquin and try to guess your spirit animal.

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Writing with personality

An exercising in writing for the web with personality to help understand communicating messages with words.