ENGLISH 229 - Professional Writing
Section: 003
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Being a successful writer is always a matter of being adaptable. This is especially true of professional writing. The ability to recognize the nuances of writing in particular situations and artfully apply them as necessary distinguishes the best writers in professional contexts. This class will focus on developing this adaptability by asking students to analyze a range of texts from a particular professional context with an eye to producing new examples of the kinds of writing that will be expected in a given profession. Major assignments will be tailored to individual goals, so each student should leave the class with a small portfolio of texts that reflect the ability to write in a chosen professional context. Students will also write small reflections throughout to solidify their ability to not only write professional texts, but also to develop conscious understanding of how these texts work, why they are likely to be successful, and what affordances might exist for innovation and creativity in the field. Traditional print texts will be considered alongside writing in multimedia, online, and social media contexts, depending on the interests of individual students.

ENGLISH 229 - Professional Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (REC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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