Language & Communication

Letters and Voices

Presented by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

8 Qualities of a Successful Professional Writer

When you picture a writer, the typical aesthetics can come to mind: handwriting in notebooks, drinking coffee all morning, spending hours on a Word document in a coffee shop, reading, buying too many...

Ten Tips to Make Public Speaking a Breeze

Some people are born to perform, while others prefer to stay out of the spotlight. In many careers, public speaking is a requirement. When you are good at what you do, people want to know your secrets...

A Day in the Life Of a Public Relations Specialist

If you are looking to work in public relations after graduation, employers are looking for people who have a degree in communications, English or business. Grand Canyon University offers all of these...

A Method to the Madness: Why Hamlet’s Themes are Relevant to College Students

Nearly four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote what are now considered to be the greatest plays in the English language. Although they are still studied widely by students today , including...

The Types of Work You Could Do for Political Campaigns

Political work is a continually shifting landscape. Due to the transient nature of elected positions, people who choose to work in politics should feel comfortable switching from one office and job...

Tips for Becoming an Effective Advocate

Advocacy is a term that defies a short, simple definition because advocates work in many types of capacities and fields. Some include self-advocates, peer advocates, citizen advocates, legal advocates...

StartleBloom: The GCU Literary Review in its Third Volume

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is thrilled to release its third edition of the literary review first released in spring 2016. Over time the editorial board has changed, but the heart...

How Technical Writers Differ from Other Writers

Technical writers create communication and documentation for an organization or business. There are many things that go into technical writing and each position looks different depending on the writer...

Becoming an Effective Communicator

Communications degree programs are popular in part because of their versatility. From mediation to marketing, skilled communicators are needed in every field and on every hierarchical level. By the...

Spotlight: BA in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing

If you have a passion for writing, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing degree. Offered by the College of Humanities and...

About Letters and Voices

Letters and Voices is a blog that explores the impact of communications and language in our daily lives. The choices we make in the communication messages we send and receive structure the nature of our relationships, drive our motivations and values in career and community, as well as create positive solutions to address current problems. We hope that you will find these blog entries engaging and thought-provoking as you reflect on the impact your own communication choices have in your life and the lives of those around you.


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