Professional Writing Service Course Outcomes

Fall 2019

ENGLISH 421
English 421 helps students become better technical writers, across multiple global audiences, for multiple purposes, and in a variety of media. The work of the course is centered on presenting technical material in written and visual formats that demonstrate an awareness of audience needs and contexts, effectively achieve implicit and explicit rhetorical purposes, and work to effectively address workplace, social, or global problems.

ENGLISH 420 
English 420 helps students become better business writers, across multiple global audiences, for multiple purposes, and in a variety of media. The work of the course is centered on presenting business-related material in written and visual formats that demonstrate an awareness of audience needs and contexts, effectively achieve implicit and explicit rhetorical purposes, and work to effectively address workplace, social, or global problems.

COURSE OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students will be able to:

— Use technical writing theories and approaches to analyze and solve problems individually and in teams

— Communicate complex technical information, processes, and procedures via a variety of media, genres, technologies, and presentations to a range of audiences and stakeholders

— Adapt written genre conventions and expectations to both technical and non-technical audiences with changing organizational needs

— Apply primary and secondary research methods and strategies to produce technical documents

— Demonstrate awareness of both the technical and human needs of users, paying special attention to accessibility, cultural diversity, and global sensitivity

–Interpret, contextualize, explain, and visualize data sets in specific rhetorical contexts or problems
COURSE OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students will be able to:

— Use professional writing theories and approaches to analyze and solve business problems individually and in teams

— Communicate market-driven information and organizational processes via a variety of media, genres, technologies, and presentations to a range of audiences and stakeholders

— Innovate written conventions and expectations to both professional and non-professional audiences with changing organizational needs

— Apply primary and secondary research methods and strategies to produce professional documents

— Design documents with an awareness of the human needs of users, paying special attention to accessibility, cultural diversity, and global sensitivity

— Interpret, contextualize, explain, and visualize data sets in specific rhetorical contexts or problems