Business or Technical Writing Practicum (1-3) Practical experience applying business or technical writing principles, working with advanced business, science, or engineering students on classroom projects.
ENGL 479 Business or Technical Writing Practicum (1-3)
English 493 enables students to bring their skills as writers and their knowledge of the requirements and conventions of business or technical writing to bear on a team project assigned in an advanced business, technical, or science course. The course requires students to work with the other members of the team on all aspects of the project where they are expected to contribute their skills to writing the final report that will constitute the primary means of communicating the results of the project to an appropriate audience. The major objective of the course is to provide students with opportunities to apply the writing skills they have mastered in previous or concurrent courses to projects of the kind that they would encounter in a professional writing situation. Thus, they will learn to work effectively in a team, to contribute to the overall objectives of the project, to serve as writing "consultants" to the group, and to work with others in perfecting the final written product. Their skills in organizing, editing, assessing the audience's needs, and finding the most effective ways to meet these needs will be tested in "real life" situations. Evaluation of the student's contributions and effectiveness will be made by the instructor in charge of ELISH 493 and the cooperating instructor in the business, technical, or scientific course. Evaluation methods could include (but not be restricted to) a journal kept by the student during the course project, observations by one or both instructors of the team in operation, peer evaluations by other student members of the project, and evaluation of the final written product by one or both of the cooperating instructors.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.