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Brionna O'Connor

Year: 
2014
Hometown: 
Doylestown, PA
Major/minor: 
Environmental Science
Courses TRAC'ed: 
PHIL 090, Documentary Film, and ENGR 211 (IPD)

Interesting internships, activities, hobbies, or experiences:

Leadership Lehigh, M.E.R.G.E., Phi Sigma Pi Co-Ed Honors Fraternity, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority

What does TRAC mean to you?

On a basic level, I joined TRAC because I love to write—or rather, I love the outcome of writing. The writing process can be both difficult and confusing when trying to generate a research paper, a news article, or even an email. The TRAC program attempts to clarify the process and perhaps remove some of the associated stress with writing. Through peer editing students collaborate ideas, refresh the thought process, and advance personal writing methods. Peer editing combines two essential components: drafting to discover and organize one’s thoughts and then conferencing to understand and develop one’s ideas. The program is fantastic for developing better writing habits; however, the reason the program holds so much weight in classes is its endeavors across the curriculum. Writing allows all students to better understand their studies as well as share their discoveries. Communication is undeniably important to work, family, and personal discovery. I feel so connected to this program because it uses writing as a tool for better communication.