ERIC Number: ED192335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Draft Specifications for an Undergraduate Course in Professional Writing.
American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Draft specifications for an undergraduate course in professional writing, designed to teach practical writing skills, are presented in this paper. The paper notes the need for such a course to prepare professional personnel for the writing they do in their jobs, and it suggests that the course be aimed at juniors and seniors in liberal arts, engineering, and business programs. It then presents a prospective outline for the course, indicating topics that would be covered in an introductory course overview and in teaching students about six areas: (1) making decisions about documents, (2) prewriting steps, (3) writing and designing a document, (4) editing and revising a document, (5) evaluating documents, and (6) legal drafting and forms design. The paper also discusses the course format, materials for the course, and staffing for the course. (GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.