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ERIC Number: EJ969474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Undergraduate Writing Majors and the Rhetoric of Professionalism
Weisser, Christian; Grobman, Laurie
Composition Studies, v40 n1 p39-59 Spr 2012
The authors draw on two surveys conducted in 2009-10 with graduates from the BA in Professional Writing at Penn State Berks, a branch campus of Penn State University. The surveys led the authors to understand a set of common attributes among our alumni (what they call a "rhetoric of professionalism") while at the same time problematizing the notion of an emerging "profession of writing." The authors hope the description and analysis of their two surveys will serve as a starting point for more detailed and comprehensive surveys nationwide, to learn more about the alumni of undergraduate writing majors. (Contains 4 notes.)
University of Winnipeg. Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-786-9001; Fax: 204-774-4134; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania