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Introduction to professional writing; may include technical writing, business writing, editing, and/or basic rhetorical forms.

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Business Communication for Success
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This book is suited for Business Writing, Business English or Business Research/Report Writing courses.Basics of Written Business Communication presents basic business communication concepts, vocabulary, models, and exercises in a clear, practical, and engaging way. The author provides a set of core chapters intended to provide a highly focused introduction to the field. Then, he provides an optional series of modules that provide instructors with complete flexibility to emphasize additional topics of their choice.

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Business and Communication
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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University of Minnesota
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University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Developing Writers in Higher Education
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For undergraduates following any course of study, it is essential to develop the ability to write effectively. Yet the processes by which students become more capable and ready to meet the challenges of writing for employers, the wider public, and their own purposes remain largely invisible. Developing Writers in Higher Education shows how learning to write for various purposes in multiple disciplines leads college students to new levels of competence.

This volume draws on an in-depth study of the writing and experiences of 169 University of Michigan undergraduates, using statistical analysis of 322 surveys, qualitative analysis of 131 interviews, use of corpus linguistics on 94 electronic portfolios and 2,406 pieces of student writing, and case studies of individual students to trace the multiple paths taken by student writers. Topics include student writers’ interaction with feedback; perceptions of genre; the role of disciplinary writing; generality and certainty in student writing; students’ concepts of voice and style; students’ understanding of multimodal and digital writing; high school’s influence on college writers; and writing development after college. The digital edition offers samples of student writing, electronic portfolios produced by student writers, transcripts of interviews with students, and explanations of some of the analysis conducted by the contributors.

This is an important book for researchers and graduate students in multiple fields. Those in writing studies get an overview of other longitudinal studies as well as key questions currently circulating. For linguists, it demonstrates how corpus linguistics can inform writing studies. Scholars in higher education will gain a new perspective on college student development. The book also adds to current understandings of sociocultural theories of literacy and offers prospective teachers insights into how students learn to write. Finally, for high school teachers, this volume will answer questions about college writing.


Anne Ruggles Gere is Director of the Sweetland Center for Writing, Professor of English, and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Reading
Author:
Anne Ruggles Gere Editor
Date Added:
05/01/2019
A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications
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Welcome to the textbook for Engineering Technical Communications courses at The Ohio State University. Our aim in writing this textbook was to create a resource specifically focused on and applicable to the kinds of communication skills most beneficial to the students who take our courses. Therefore, this textbook focuses on developing both technical and professional communication skills and will help readers practice strategies for critically analyzing audiences and contexts, real-world applications of rhetorical principles, and skills for producing documents (reports, proposals, instructions), presentations, videos, and wide variety of other professional communications.

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
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Pressbooks
Author:
Leah Wahlin
Lynn Hall
Date Added:
01/01/2016
A Syllabus for English 2155: Introduction to Professional Writing
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This is a syllabus for English 2155: Introduction to Professional Writing at the University of New Orleans, also fits the requirements for CENL 2513 Foundations of Professional Writing in the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Syllabus
Author:
Doreen Piano
Date Added:
08/07/2020
Technical Writing
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A focus on the organization, development, and refinement of technical communications.  Internal and external communications, including letters, memos, reports, and presentations are included.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Technical Writing
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This open textbook offers students of technical writing an introduction to the processes and products involved in professional, workplace, and technical writing. The text is broken up into sections reflecting key components of researching, developing, and producing a technical report. Readers will also learn about other professional communication, designing documents, and creating and integrating graphics. Written especially for an academic setting, this book provides readers with guidance on information literacy and documenting sources. This book was collected, adapted, and edited from multiple openly licensed sources.

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Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Annemarie Hamlin
Chris Rubio
Michele DeSilva
Date Added:
01/01/2016
WIL Module 6.3 - Writing Emails and Memos
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The WIL Open Module Initiative includes over 30 open access, learner-centred modules to support Work-Integrated Learning preparedness among post-secondary students. This module includes content and activities that will support participants in differentiating between emails, memos and reports as business communication tools and will supply participants with strategies to produce polished, professional emails and memos. For more information and to access SCORM files,Articulate Storyline source files andFacilitator Guide for this module, visit https://www.niagaracollege.ca/cae/wil/

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Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Niagara College
Provider Set:
WIL Open Module Initiative
Author:
Algonquin College
Georgian College
Lambton College
Niagara College
Date Added:
04/01/2017
Workplace Writing: A Handbook for Common Workplace Genres and Professional Writing
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This handbook is designed for a generalized business writing course that seeks to meet the needs of a variety of student majors and career interests. In it you will find: descriptions and discussions of common genres, both routine and formal, print and electronic, and in-class activities and sample assignments. You will also find commentary on how to adapt the writing process to the rhetorical constraints of a workplace as well as how to think about, conduct, and use research outside an academic setting. Throughout you will note a persistent emphasis on audience awareness and direct style.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anna Goins
Cheryl Rauh
Danielle Tarner
Daniel Von Holten
Date Added:
07/31/2020