English | Professional Writing Skills
W231 | 1223-1224 | Staff


1223   7:30a-8:45a D (20) 3 cr
1224 11:45a-1:00p D (20) 3 cr

FOR ALL SECTIONS:

PREREQUISITE: W131 OR EQUIVALENT.

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. It 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.