104F Course Contract Spring 2011

104F Course Contract Spring 2011 - Course Information Sheet...

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Course Information Sheet UWP 104F: Writing in the Health Professions CRN: 51810 TR 9:00-10:20, 1 Olson Instructor: Wrye Sententia Office: 376 Voorhies Office Hours : W 1-2pm; R 12:30-2:30pm E-mail: [email protected] Course Description UWP 104F is an advanced composition course for upper-division students who are planning careers in the health professions. It focuses on helping you to develop your professional communication skills by familiarizing you with forms of writing and speaking common in the health care field and giving you practice writing for varied audiences and purposes. By applying yourself to this course, you should improve your ability to: use the writing process to develop ideas and refine your ability to convey information and ideas according to context and need; analyze the needs of different types of audiences you may encounter in your career; communicate clearly and correctly with these audiences. Textbooks and Supplies Atul Gawande, Complications , 2002 Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight , 2009 Diana Hacker, A Writer's Reference, 2007 (Sixth Edition) 2 paper folders with side pockets for submitting papers. Supplemental Readings (TBA) On-line Resources The OWL at Purdue: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ A Writer’s Reference Aids and Exercises: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/writersref6e/Player/Pages/Main.aspx PubMed: http://pubmed.gov "The Next Generation of Medicine: An Introduction to Medicine" website. This site features free links to the New England Journal of Medicine: http://www.nextgenmd.org/ Sample Blogs: http://epistemocrat.blogspot.com / (Sample Healthcare blog) http://www.corante.com/brainwaves/ (Sample Healthcare Industry blog) The Voice: An Undergraduate Health Journal (Sample copy in SmartSite Resources)
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Structure, Attendance, and Workload UWP 104F is an advanced writing skills workshop designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills; writing assignments build on activities and exercises that we do in class to prepare for those assignments. Many small group activities will be scheduled throughout the quarter. For these reasons attendance is very important; you cannot do well in the course unless you attend regularly.
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