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MEMO A NTHONY B OURDAIN 1234 Vanilla Bean Lane Raleigh, NC 27605 [email protected] 919.555.3333 TO: David Covington, Ph.D., Chair of the Professional Writing Committee FROM: Anthony Bourdain, Civil Engineering, Senior, North Carolina State University SUBJECT: Updating English 331 from a Civil Engineering Perspective DATE:February 26, 2013 CC: Julia Helo Gonzalez, English 331 Professor, NCSU Members of the Professional Writing Committee, English Department, NCSU ATTCH: Professional Communication in the Workplace Survey References Honor Pledge It has been 5 years since the English Department has commissioned a report regarding the types of communication being performed in the workplace. During this time, the effectiveness of English courses might have decreased based on current trends in the workplace. In order for these classes to be taught in the most beneficial way, the Professional Writing Committee must be abreast on current trends in the workplace. With this goal, I conducted an interview with a professional in the engineering field. I collected both qualitative and quantitative data that were used to determine trends and advances with respect to communication in the workplace. The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations for the Professional Writing Committee on course content. While a lack of updated information regarding communication in the workplace and how important it is for job performance exists, this deficiency has not compromised the effectiveness of the course. This updated
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Communication in the Workplace (Civil Engineering) | 2 information confirms the validity of the English classes being taught here at NC State. For this reason, I am recommending that the Professional Writing Committee maintain the current course structure and keeps the course content intact. In this report, I will discuss my interview thoroughly along with the results. I will then outline my conclusions and recommendations for the future of these courses. Background: The Need to Update the Professional Writing Courses The English Department’s Professional Writing Committee has commissioned an investigation into whether or not courses are current and up to date on communication in the workplace. This assignment is being performed in order to update a similar study performed in 2007. The best way to solve this problem was to go to the source and interview a current professional in my desired field.
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