WRITING 303 - Special Topics in Coaching Writers
Section: 001 Coaching Professional Writing
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Class Misc Info:
Meets 10/23/17 - 12/12/17. (Drop/Add deadline=11/06/17.).
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course provides an overview of the key types of professional writing you are likely to encounter as a peer writing consultant and/or as a young professional, including resumes, cover letters, PowerPoint presentations, statements of purpose, and personal statements. By the end of the course, you should be more confident in your ability to work with your colleagues on professional writing, because you have become more knowledgeable about the various genres of professional writing and because you have practiced writing consultations on many of them. In addition, you will leave the course with updated and improved versions of your own professional documents.

Course goals:
  • To familiarize participants with various genres of professional writing, including resumes, cover letters, statements of purpose, personal statements, and LinkedIn Profiles
  • To help participants develop an understanding of how these genres of professional writing vary depending on discipline and purpose and to adapt their own materials appropriately
  • To help participants hone the feedback skills that will enable them to more effectively work with colleagues on these materials, by discussing such skills explicitly and also by providing participants with the opportunity to develop some of these materials for their own professional purposes
  • To connect participants with other campus resources for those working on these materials, including Career Services, LSA Academic Advising, and the LSA Opportunity Hub
  • WRITING 303 - Special Topics in Coaching Writers
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    001 (SEM)
    F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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