ERIC Number: EJ1199973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Rhetorics of Proposal Writing: Lessons for Pedagogy in Research and Real-World Practice
Lawrence, Heidi Y.; Lussos, Rachael G.; Clark, Jessica A.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v49 n1 p33-50 Jan 2019
Proposals are ubiquitous documents with challenges beyond the writing task itself, such as project management, strategic development, and research. Reporting on proposal instruction research in other fields and the results of an interview study with proposal writers, this article argues for a shift in how proposals are taught and conceptualized. By coaching students on the wide range of rhetorical practices that proposals require rather than how to produce proposal documents, technical and professional communication instruction can better prepare future communicators to manage and produce competitive proposals and more actively participate in these important efforts in the community, industry, and academy.
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Writing Instruction, Grants, Industry, Financial Support, Instructional Materials, Textbooks
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