In Writing In The Real World: Making The Transition From School To Work, Anne Beaufort (assistant professor and director of the College Writing Program in the Department of Literature at American University) draws upon the findings of a longitudinal study of four women to render a richly drawn ethnographical account of how writers are socialized into ways of communicating according to the conventions of the workplace. Writing In The Real World offers an insightful perspective on the developmental process entailed in attaining writing fluency in school and beyond, including the conditions that contribute to acquiring such expertises. Highly recommended reading for aspiring novelists, nonfiction authors, essayists, magazine or journal article writers, and anyone whose day job entails the necessity for crafting effective written communications, Writing In The Real World illuminates what it takes to foster the flexibility and versatility writers must posses in today's contemporary workplace.
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