Aug 14, 2022
ENG 214 - Introduction to Professional WritingCredits: 3
Introduces students to genres unique to professional writers, such as review writing, grant writing, freelance writing, and magazine writing, and will highlight issues of marketability.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in a college level composition II course or permission of instructor
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Outcomes and Objectives
- Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, effective writing.
- Identify the differences between general grammar rules and the guidelines specific to professional writing.
- Analyze an audience.
- Properly write a review.
- Identify and apply the difference between summary and critique.
- Analyze the audience.
- Properly write a grant proposal
- Identify and apply the skills and techniques needed for organizing and writing a full-scale, formal grant request and a follow-up grant report.
- Understand and apply writing in connection with preliminary proposal planning.
- Understand the philosophies and strategies in project idea development.
- Understand the methods for finding funding sources.
- Properly write a freelance piece.
- Demonstrate ability to research appropriate markets.
- Write a query letter with proposal.
- Understand ownership of publication rights.
- Work with other classmates in a group environment.
- Demonstrate the critical thinking skills required of a professional.
- Work at a mature level in small (interpersonal) groups, particularly to solve problems.
- Demonstrate the group process skills required of a professional.
- Understand the publishing of writing.
- Demonstrate general familiarity with a computer word processing system.
- Demonstrate publication editing in both copy editing and publication design.
- Demonstrate an understanding and application of design principles and skills.
- Understand basics of copyright and libel laws.
- Understand e-publication.
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