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

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

by John Frederick Reynolds, Carolyn B. Matalene, Joyce Neff Magnotto, Donald C. Samson, Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805817263

ISBN-13: 9780805817263

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805817263
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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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