Notebook and Pen

 WRITING SAMPLES BY MATTHEW FAGAN

A Brief Collection of Writing Samples

I have always had a passion for writing and creating.  My goal is to take my passions and create a long lasting career for the future.

 

WRITING FROM FANSIDED

I am a volunteer contributor for Fansided.com, where I write articles about the Cleveland Cavaliers.

TWO BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR DYLAN WINDLER IN THE 2020-21 NBA SEASON

Perhaps one of the aspects of the upcoming 2020-21 season that is most intriguing is the thought of actually seeing Dylan Windler play in his first official NBA game. The 26th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft was able to play through the 2019 Summer League in Las Vegas for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

This article will take a look at two bold predictions for Dylan Windler in the upcoming 2020-21 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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GRADING MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA'S PERFORMANCE FOR 2019-2020

When he’s been on the floor this season, Matthew Dellavedova’s been decent for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his play has declined some. Here, we will examine and grade his performance in the 2019-2020 campaign thus far.

3 REASONS THE CAVS SHOULD KEEP KEVIN LOVE IN COMING YEARS

While the Cleveland Cavaliers could look to trade Kevin Love at some point in the near future with the team rebuilding, they should stay committed to him in coming years.

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CAVS: THREE GOALS FOR LARRY NANCE JR. FOR REST OF 2019-20 SEASON

Larry Nance Jr. is arguably the most versatile big man on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ roster, but there are plenty of ways that the Ohio native can improve on the court.  This article will explore three goals I want to see him meet the rest of this 2019-20 season.

THREE LINEUPS THE CAVS SHOULD USE INVOLVING ANDRE DRUMMOND

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Andre Drummond in a trade with the Detroit Pistons last week. We’ll get into a few lineups Cleveland should use involving the big man.

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WRITING FROM THE STUDENT POST

Articles I wrote for The Student Post concerning different political topics.

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A CULT OF PERSONALITY: AMERICA’S POPULARITY CONTEST

This article was written as an observation of our current approach to American politics, and specifically how we tend to vote based on popularity.

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FROM OBSCURITY TO NORMALCY: THE DANGERS OF THE ALT-RIGHT AND THE RISE OF EXTREMISM IN AMERICA

I wrote this article as a response to the rise in hate groups across America.  I believe our country is better than the rhetoric these extremist groups believe in, and I wanted to express my thoughts on the matter.

 

WRITING FROM ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS/UBM MEDICA

Writing from my time as an intern at Advanstar Communications/UBM Medica

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ADA LAUNCHES NEW CENTRALIZED CREDENTIALING DATABASE

The new database will save practitioners valuable time—and as a result, money.

 

WRITING FROM BGSU

A small collection of essays I wrote as an undergraduate at Bowling Green State University

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CLASH OF IDEALS

April 21st, 2016

Written for my Politics & Mass Media class, this essay deals with how the media spreads information and frames it in a way that causes the public to view people as their enemy, or the "other."

ANALYTICAL PAPER:
REELECTION BEHAVIOR

October 10th, 2016

Written for my Legislative Process class, this essay analyzes the reelection incentives, and particular behaviors a politician might display during election season.

SOCIAL MEDIA & POLITICS

December 11th, 2015

Written for my Political Communications class, this is an observation of the hegemonic powers of social media and the effects it has on society through political manipulation

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY

November 17th, 2016

Written for both my Legislative Process and Presidency classes, this paper had me assume the role of President Obama's Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

 

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing"

Benjamin Franklin

 

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