What I’ve Learned in My Summer Classes

Hello, readers and writers!

As some of you may know, I’m graduating in December. To get to graduation quicker, I took full summer classes the entire summer, and I learned a lot considering all I have left are my major and minor classes. I’ve completely all of my basics, and now I’m just focusing on what I’ll be doing with the rest of my life.

So as a personal post, I wanted to share some of the stuff I learned, and maybe for any writers who are looking to take some classes in the future, these could be beneficial for you as well. Being a writer means being incredibly well-rounded to learning all there is to learn about mass media has been incredibly helpful.

My Summer Classes

Advanced Social Media

I absolutely loved this class, and I learned some awesome stuff. My teacher was fun, approachable, and graded fairly. If I completed the work and put effort into it, I would most likely make an A in the course. I love classes like that.

Some important skills I’ve learned:

  • Understanding that different content should be shared on different forms of social media (i.e. don’t share the same information on all platforms).
  • Making most of your posts something interesting, relatable, or simple for users to see and engage with. Call-to-action posts should be slim with plenty of filler posts in between.
  • Creating engaging/pleasing content for users using Canva which is an amazing platform for social media posts.
  • Keep your personal profiles PRIVATE and keep only professional work on your professional profiles.

Through taking this course, I’ve seen examples of great ways to engage with users, and it’s been exciting to learn, especially since I’m trying to grow my audience on different platforms, especially my Facebook Reader’s Group!

Media Theories

This class was taken online so it wasn’t very interactive, but it was writing intensive, and as a writer, I like that stuff. So I was able to make an A with my writing, and I learned a lot about mass media and different theories surrounding how it impacts us as consumers. My teacher also made a point to remind us many times that politicians and corporations pull all the strings… not surprising at all.

Media Law

I had no idea what to expect from this class, especially on the first day when classmates had openly said they were taking the class for the second or third time. I got scared, but the class was actually very fun and interactive. I learned a lot about different court cases, how the law actually works, and what the 1st, 4th, 10th, and 14th Amendments actually mean.

PR Research

This class was incredibly scary at first because we had about 15 different assignments due throughout the session, but I somehow made it through. There was a group project we spent a large portion of the semester doing, and I enjoyed working with my group. They were very smart, capable people who pulled their weight and had incredibly insightful things to share. This is one of the reasons I’m glad I’m finished with basics and am only in classes with other future colleagues.

So, that’s it for my personal post of the season, I suppose! There’s so much we can learn in our day-to-day lives, and I’m hoping to learn much more about the writing, blogging, and reviewing world.

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Thank you for reading!

Any other college students reading this post who took summer classes? How were they? Did you learn a lot or dread the semester? Let me know in the comments!

Any romance lady readers or writers looking for a new reader’s group to join? Click the link above to join my Sweet and Sexy Reader’s Group!

Until next time 🙂

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