Writing in the Professions – WRTG-A212

The purpose of this course is to help you to learn how to effectively use written communication in a work environment. An introduction to what writing is and does and how people learn to do it in the professions, with a focus on the disciplinary questions, methods and reasoning that shape the genres and writing practices in the field.

Course Competencies

  • Develop the tools to read, think, and write analytically about print and non-print texts and to generate texts that engage their own perceptions while synthesizing the ideas of texts and scholars.
  • Demonstrate ability to adhere to genre conventions.
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt voice and tone and level of formality to the writing situation.
  • Demonstrate ability to control stylistic features such as sentence variety, syntax, grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Adhere to expectations and conventions for content, development, and structure of textual elements, visual elements, and genres.

Course Textbooks

Alred, Brusaw, and Oliu: Handbook of Technical Writing (10 th or 11 th Edition) ISBN: 1457675528

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