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The Support Needed For Spouses Of Traumatic Brain Injury (Tbi) Survivors: An Exploration Into Resources And Reference Materials, Brigitte Espinet Jul 2019

The Support Needed For Spouses Of Traumatic Brain Injury (Tbi) Survivors: An Exploration Into Resources And Reference Materials, Brigitte Espinet

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is, indeed, an equal opportunity perpetrator. Of the millions of Americans who sustain a TBI each year, at least 230,000 people are hospitalized and survive, and more than 80,000 to 90,000 people experience the onset of long-term disability (“Report to Congress”). However, it would appear that the reference materials and resources available to those needing life guidance post-TBI are not at all commensurate with the incidence of its occurrence. More specifically, it seems the population most overlooked within the world of those affected by TBI is the partners of adult TBI victims.


Rosa: Interactive Active Graphic Narrative As A Tool For Teaching About Human Trafficking, Jennifer Jackson Jul 2019

Rosa: Interactive Active Graphic Narrative As A Tool For Teaching About Human Trafficking, Jennifer Jackson

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Rosa is a Choose Your Own Adventure graphic novel-style story on the topic of human trafficking for young adults to interact with on the web. I chose to create this project in an attempt to help fill the gap in youth education in the area of human trafficking.


Reset, Victoria M. Banks Apr 2019

Reset, Victoria M. Banks

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Reset is a indie, science fiction, adventure game set in a near future where patients can choose to have an optional and controversial procedure called a “reset surgery.” The operation wipes patients’ memories, so they can forget their past and become a new person with a fresh start in life. However, when the protagonist, Rana, experiences headaches accompanied by flashbacks of her pasts, she becomes obsessed with finding out who she was and why she decided to erase her history. The player must help Rana recover her memories, piece them together to solve the mystery, and make choices that will ...


The Rhetoric Of Substance Use Disorder, Morgan Carter Apr 2019

The Rhetoric Of Substance Use Disorder, Morgan Carter

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

A critical discourse analysis of the marginalizing language present in the field of rhetoric and composition and cultural studies around those with substance use disorder.


Reflecting On And Shattering My White Lens: A Critical Autoethnography On My Experience As A White Editor Working With Authors Of Color, Kelsey Medlin Jul 2018

Reflecting On And Shattering My White Lens: A Critical Autoethnography On My Experience As A White Editor Working With Authors Of Color, Kelsey Medlin

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

This critical autoethnography aims to reveal how the cultural biases of a white majority industry impact the stories they select for acquisition and how they are edited. As an editor, I came to this topic from my personal desire to see if my own whiteness affects the way I view writers of color, their stories, and the audience that the companies market to. Thus, the purpose of this project is to explore the current conversations on the topic of diversity within the publishing industry and whether the conversation is making a connection between the lack of diversity in the workforce ...


Life: Told By Death, Shannan Rivera Jul 2018

Life: Told By Death, Shannan Rivera

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Life: Told by Death is the story of Sam, a reluctant reaper of souls who isn’t cut out for his fate. This novel follows him from his unwitting entrance into the life of a reaper to his struggle with his new existence and all the way through to his eventual escape into the afterlife.


The Edugametional Podcast Episode 1: Souls Games And Information Literacy, Brian Zabell Apr 2018

The Edugametional Podcast Episode 1: Souls Games And Information Literacy, Brian Zabell

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Abstract:

This Capstone project includes a 53 minute podcast audio file and a reflective memo detailing what sparked my interest in the topic along the journey I went through to get to where I ended up to create the podcast.

The podcast is developed the first podcast of a series about using peer-reviewed research articles to argue for educational gaming in the classroom, the merits of finding scientific and cultural literacies in educational gaming, understanding the value of why certain video game mechanics work and why, and how video games in general can retain educational value to a player.

This ...


The Woods Of Wander, Stephanie Dinizio Dec 2017

The Woods Of Wander, Stephanie Dinizio

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

The Woods of Wander is a children's novel about a young fox with a disability. The fox learns about mystical eggs that may heal him, and goes on a journey to find them. However, when he finds the eggs, the fox sees that healing is different than he expected.


Wonders For The Dead, Sarah Cook Nov 2017

Wonders For The Dead, Sarah Cook

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

This capstone project presents the first five chapters of a novel entitled Wonders for the Dead, which follows the lives of two sets of brothers whose lives intersect in an unexpected way. Ep Fairfax and his brother Francis are estranged, but when Ep finds himself in trouble and on the run he relies on Francis for help. Tom Mersy is a dangerous man, and when his brother Isaac is killed, Tom decides that Ep is to blame. He sets out to find Ep and have his revenge, but along the way both men learn more about themselves and the surprising ...


Highway 11: A Memoir, Judy Benowitz May 2017

Highway 11: A Memoir, Judy Benowitz

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

When my sister, Valerie, committed suicide, I looked back to the choices we made and wrote this book. Highway 11 is the title of my 60,000 word memoir. I grew up on that swath of road between Monroe and Winder, Georgia. It was a whiskey soaked, Southern Baptist upbringing, in a blue collar family. I moved away, as soon as I bought a car, while Valerie got pregnant in high school and lived in Monroe all her life with her husband and two children.

My first stop was Atlanta, in 1969, for the “Age of Aquarius,” where I was ...


Secrets On Morgan Hill: A Story Of An Unlikely Friendship Amid An Apartheid South, Camille Kleidysz-Ferreira May 2017

Secrets On Morgan Hill: A Story Of An Unlikely Friendship Amid An Apartheid South, Camille Kleidysz-Ferreira

Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones

Introduction

The Burden of History and Fiction

“How much of the burden of history can fiction bear?” – Margaret Walker

Comprehensive historical research can often become the inspiration for art. The greatest pieces of historical fiction, are a result of years of historic scholarship before the creation of a compelling historical narrative or fiction piece. Through my two-year ethnographic study and collection of oral histories of the black community, surrounding the historic Bethel A.M.E. church in Acworth, Georgia, I was told a story about a friendship between two little girls who remained friends until the end of their lives ...


Doorway To The Deep: Memoirs Of Enduring Endometriosis And Embracing Life After Loss, Carma Peña May 2017

Doorway To The Deep: Memoirs Of Enduring Endometriosis And Embracing Life After Loss, Carma Peña

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

No one is spared grief. Yet while it is universal in nature, it is painfully specific in experience. Many people describe grief in terms of water, and often refer to it as coming in waves, while others have drifted so far from the proverbial shore that they are drowning in it. Doorway to the Deep explores this concept through personal reflections and private diary and journal entries.

The story commences on December 17, 1993 with my first diary entry when I was eleven years old. After enduring many years of endometriosis, the story climaxes on May 12, 2014 with my ...


Swamp Bandit: The Legend Of John Ashley And Florida's Notorious Ashley Gang, Constance M. B. Briggs Dec 2016

Swamp Bandit: The Legend Of John Ashley And Florida's Notorious Ashley Gang, Constance M. B. Briggs

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

This capstone presents the first five chapters of an historical novel about the life and legend of John Ashley and the group of men who make up his alleged criminal gang and reign in south Florida from 1911 to 1924. Considered the last frontier of the United States, Florida during this time is raw, untamed, and just beginning to be drained for land reclamation. Ashley makes local as well as national headlines, several of which are quoted in this story. Known as a “crack-shot” with a gun, he becomes a folk-hero to the local “Crackers,” native Floridians who keep from ...


Short Works: Things Gone By, Novel: Creatives, Elizabeth B. Visscher Dec 2016

Short Works: Things Gone By, Novel: Creatives, Elizabeth B. Visscher

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

The theme of each short work will portray three life-changing intersections: The first short work will follow a man named, Early Easter, an elderly man struggling with the decision to let loss and age give way to bitterness or accept the ever-changing world and find companionship in Ayotunde, a fourteen-year-old boy. The second work will portray the conflicting paths of Idella, a newly-divorced mother, and Grace, her daughter, who is struggling to navigate this change in her mother’s life; these woman learn that relationships are as deeply rooted as ivy and even harder to upheave, as they toil to ...


Editing In America, Don W. Fruman May 2015

Editing In America, Don W. Fruman

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

A survey and discussion of modern copy editors that attempts to provide perspective on their role in the communications and publishing industry. This capstone compares past research perspectives on copy editors with new survey responses to create a modern context for professional copy editors, discussing their skills, work environment, outlook, and professional role. This research also discusses the influence of evolving technologies on the role of copy editors and their perspectives.


If You Don’T Want To Talk About Food, Don’T Sit Next To Me, Judith L. Polk May 2015

If You Don’T Want To Talk About Food, Don’T Sit Next To Me, Judith L. Polk

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

If You Don’t Want to Talk About Food, Don’t Sit Next to Me has as its main characters the same qualities taken from the new philosophy of Le Cordon Bleu: “Aspire, Discover, Flourish, Delight, and Thrive, and the memories made while a full-time student.


The Dirty Five, Mackleen Desravines May 2015

The Dirty Five, Mackleen Desravines

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

No one woke up in the morning and decided, yes, I’m going to take something that isn’t mine. It usually starts with a thought. That thought taps into desperation, which causes the imagination to run wild. When Aqua suggested to us that we take what we wanted, at first it didn’t seem like stealing.

If only the world had been kinder to us. If the world told us the truth about how cold it was and you are nothing until you prove something, maybe we wouldn’t have done it. If we had the virtue of being ...


Lymphomania, Kristi S. Martin Apr 2015

Lymphomania, Kristi S. Martin

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Lymphomania is a blog that follows the author's journey from diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma through treatment, relapse, more treatment, and relapse again. It looks at the bright, the dark, and the funny side of illness while challenging the reader's sense of his own mortality. This blog (www.seegirlwrite.com) will continue indefinitely and will also eventually become the backbone of a creative nonfiction collection of essays.


Renal, Amanda Zubrowski May 2014

Renal, Amanda Zubrowski

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Green Carnation, Sarah Poulsen May 2014

Green Carnation, Sarah Poulsen

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


A Buffalo Home, Nicole Knox May 2014

A Buffalo Home, Nicole Knox

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of First-Year Composition Textbooks In Four-Year And Technical Colleges In The University System Of Georgia And The Technical College System Of Georgia, Ryan Horadan May 2014

A Comparison Of First-Year Composition Textbooks In Four-Year And Technical Colleges In The University System Of Georgia And The Technical College System Of Georgia, Ryan Horadan

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Westfield, Javy Gwaltney May 2014

Westfield, Javy Gwaltney

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Nursing: The Next Chapter, Lance C. Hansard May 2014

Nursing: The Next Chapter, Lance C. Hansard

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

My Capstone project titled Nursing: The Next Chapter is a culmination of my studies in the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program in the applied writing track. The project itself has been in process for more than four semesters and involved various research techniques, writing workshops, and two directed studies.


Graduate Teaching Assistants In Composition: How Does Preparation Translate To Practice?, Julia Mann Clem May 2014

Graduate Teaching Assistants In Composition: How Does Preparation Translate To Practice?, Julia Mann Clem

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Life Begins Tomorrow, Delain Climmons May 2014

Life Begins Tomorrow, Delain Climmons

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Moral Geography: A Screenplay, Michael Heck Apr 2014

Moral Geography: A Screenplay, Michael Heck

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Mapw Porfolio, Lason Chelsea Greenwood Apr 2014

Mapw Porfolio, Lason Chelsea Greenwood

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


The Anderson Family: Lives With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Lorraine Wynn Apr 2014

The Anderson Family: Lives With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Lorraine Wynn

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Thresholds, Gabriel J. Pline Oct 2013

Thresholds, Gabriel J. Pline

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Three short stories chronicling the transformations of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world.