ERIC Number: ED372219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-15
The Write Stuff: Memos and Short Reports. An Offering of Step Ahead: A Partnership for Improved Health Care Communication.
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of English.
This basic course in writing developed especially for hospital employees is designed to be taught onsite and to complement a hospital's other training and staff development efforts. The topical focus is workplace communication. The course is designed as a 16-hour course, with eight 2-hour sessions. The curriculum guide consists of a list of course goals, list of homework assignments, and informational materials, activities, and exercises for these eight sessions: good writing; audience and purpose; the writing process: overview; the writing process: planning and drafting; the writing process: reviewing; the writing process: revising and editing; writing under pressure; and wrap-up. These readings are provided: Good Writing on the Job; A Model of the Writing Process; Writing Memos and Short Reports; Sample Memos; Tuition Reimbursement Policy; and Performance Appraisal. The teacher's guide explains the philosophy of the course. It lists course goals (including participant role, instructor role, and evaluation) and offers sample lesson plans. Each lesson plan has a brief narrative description of class activities and goals and a time plan. The teacher's guide also describes how teachers can adapt the course to make it more work-related and more responsive to different audiences. Suggestions for recordkeeping conclude the guide. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of English.
Note: Revision of ED 343 026. For related documents, see ED 343 022-026 and CE 066 809-814. The project's other partners were the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy and seven hospitals within New Mexico.