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Professional Writing in Context: Lessons from Teaching and Consulting in Worlds of Work / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume explores adult work-world writing issues from the perspectives of five seasoned professionals who have logged hundreds of hours working with adults on complicated written communication problems. It examines the gap between school-world instructional practices and real-world problems and situations. After describing the five major economic sectors which are writing intensive, the text suggests curricular reforms which might better prepare college-educated writers for these worlds. Because the volume is based on the extensive work-world experiences of the authors, it offers numerous examples of real-world writing problems and strategies which illustrate concretely what goes wrong and what needs to be done about it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805817270
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. F. Reynolds, What Adult Work-World Writers Have Taught Me About Adult Work-World Writing. C. Matalene, Of the People, by the People, for the People: Texts in Public Contexts. J.N. Magnotto, Consulting in a Bureaucracy: Helping Government Evaluators Write Effective Reports. D. Samson, Writing in High-Tech Firms. L.V. Sadler, Preparing for the White Rabbit and Taking It On the Neck: Tales of the Workplace and Writingplace.

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