English | Professional Writing Skills
W231 | 4371-4373 | Staff
4371 8:30A-9:20A D (25) 3 CR.
4372 10:30A-11:20A D (25) 3 CR.
4373 12:30A-1:20P D (25) 3 CR.
PREREQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE ENGLISH COMPOSITION
Designed to help students develop writing and research skills which
will be useful in the professional world and in future writing
projects. 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
own 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.