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ERIC Number: EJ906300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Professional Writing in the English Classroom: Professional Writing--What You Already Know
Bush, Jonathan; Zuidema, Leah
English Journal, v100 n2 p117-120 Nov 2010
This article presents the first installment of "Professional Writing in the English Classroom." The authors begin by answering the obvious question: What is professional writing? It isn't remedial writing, and it involves much more than writing memos, business letters, and resumes (although it certainly includes those genres). Professional writing has many names--"technical communication, technical writing, business communication," and others. Here, the authors use the term "professional writing" because it provides the most flexible definition of the concept: writing within professional contexts. To explore this concept further, the authors examine a genre familiar to most teachers: the "sub plan." (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A