writ2400_s2_metz - English 2400 Introduction to...

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English 2400 Introduction to Professional Writing Webster University Jerred Metz, Ph.D. Course Description In business and the professions the good writer has a great advantage over a poor writer. The good writer brings in more business, produces better proposals, and comes up with better ideas than the poor writer. The good writer’s ideas are better understood and received than those of the poor writer. In this course you will learn and practice the writing forms and techniques most useful in the world of business, organizations, university, and government. You will study examples of powerful professional communication. The emphasis, however, will be on practice. Students will write a great deal, and will critique and revise the writing they do. COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Using frequent in-class writing assignments, the students will learn to express themselves concisely and purposefully in professional formats. 2 Practice the skills of putting observation, reflection, and thought into words, and writing persuasively. 3. Teach the importance of audience, persona, and purpose in writing. 4. Emphasize the importance of "Writing as Invention" and "Writing as Revision" 5. Use the workshop and portfolio formats as tools for the students to improve their writing and critical skills.
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Syllabus 2400 Introduction to Professional Writing Webster University Jerred Metz, Ph.D., Professor Texts: Bates, Jefferson, Writing with Precision: How to Write so that You Cannot Possibly be Misunderstood Hacker, Diana, A Writer’s Reference , Sixth Edition Week 1 5:45 7:45 Introduction to the course The components of the course: Portfolio, all drafts of every piece you work on Workshop Writing Exercises Major writing projects for the course The difference between “I have excellent written and oral communication skills” vs. “I write and speak well”: Writing in the
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2010 for the course BUAD 102 taught by Professor Bryankested during the Spring '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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writ2400_s2_metz - English 2400 Introduction to...

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