W231 1985-1998 STAFF
Professional Writing Skills

Sections open to all students (25) 3 cr:
1986 9:05a-9:55a MW
1987 1:25p-2:15p MW
1989 8:00a-8:50a TR
1990 8:00a-8:50a TR
1994 8:00a-8:50a MW
1997 6:50p-8:45p T
1998 1:25p-2:15p MW

Sections below open to Allied Health, Social Work or HPER majors only.
1988 4:40p-5:30p MW
1991 9:05a-9:55a TR
1992 10:10a-11:00a TR
1993 3:35p-4:25p TR

Sections below open only to students in SPEA and HPER (25) 3 cr:
1985 8:00a-8:50a MW

1995 3:35p-4:25p MW
1996 9:05a-9:55a TR


This course is designed to help students in any field develop writing and research skills which will be useful in the professional world and any future writing project. This course concentrates on the writing of concise, informative prose, and emphasizes the importance of writing with a clearly defined purpose and audience. Assignments will be based on general principles of communication but will usually take the form of writing done in the world of work: letters, memos, summaries and abstracts, reports, proposals, etc.

Students will often be able to write on subjects related to their field of study. The course requires constant, careful attention to writing and rewriting, and many classes will be conducted as workshops, with writing exercises and detailed discussion of the work of class members.