Workplace Writing

In this textbook, the authors build upon the traditional writing process (prewriting, writing, and rewriting) with a unique approach that applies the writing process to both oral and written communication and uses terminology that relates ...

Author: Sharon J. Gerson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0131599690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 611

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This modern text outlines a simple solution for producing all forms of workplace communication-one that focuses on how to effectively plan, package and perfect oral and written communication. Its accessible, four-color design is illustrated with interesting scenarios and examples featuring real people, real communication challenges and real resolutions to those challenges. With its contemporary approach, it covers trends for electronic, hard-copy and oral communication and includes substantive illustrations that show before/after samples and writer annotations. Innovative end-of-chapter exercises are designed for a variety of learners and include degree-specific assignments that reinforce career-related communication techniques.

Writing in the Workplace

She also stresses that , although workplace practice has influenced the pedagogy ( in academia ) of workplace writing , academia has an important contribution to make , as well , to workplace communication practices and should be making ...

Author: Rachel Spilka

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809321858

Category: Education

Page: 332

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An anthology containing 19 previously unpublished contributions, some reporting on workplace writing studies completed since the mid-1980s, and others introducing new arguments about research to date and future research directions. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Workplace Writing

The first of these, as the title implies, is that in attempting to understand the nature of writing in workplace contexts, we need to look beyond the text: workplace writing is a complex business, requiring writers to consider a wide ...

Author: Stephen Bremner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351599047

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Workplace Writing: Beyond the Text draws together a wealth of research into different aspects of writing in workplace settings, creating a comprehensive picture of workplace writing and covering factors and activities that go far beyond the text. In a full analysis of the challenges facing the student writer transitioning from the academy to the workplace, this book: covers topics ranging from intertextuality and collaborative writing practices to considerations of power and politeness, and the impact of organisational culture and processes of socialisation brings together the multiple, often interlinked factors that surround and impact on the process of workplace writing and the texts produced in professional settings takes a close look at the pedagogical implications of the various issues relating to workplace writing serves as a resource for teachers who want to go beyond potentially simplistic accounts of writing in the workplace and to provide students with a richer picture of what happens there Workplace Writing will be essential reading for any students, pre- and in-service teachers and researchers with an interest in professional and business discourse and language teaching for specific purposes.

Writing Workplace Cultures

An Archaeology of Professional Writing Jim Henry, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS. partial inventory displays aspects of subjectivity that are dramatically truncated in most workplace writing . What steps might be taken by discourse ...

Author: Jim Henry

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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In Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archaeology of Professional Writing, Jim Henry analyzes eighty-three workplace writing ethnographies composed over seven years in a variety of organizations. He views the findings as so many shards in an archaeology on professional writing at the beginning of the twenty-first century. These ethnographies were composed by either practicing or aspiring writers participating in a Master’s program in professional writing and editing. Henry solicited the writers' participation in "informed intersubjective research" focused on issues and questions of their own determination. Most writers studied their own workplace, composing "auto-ethnographies" that problematize these workplaces' local cultures even as they depict writing practices within them. Henry establishes links between current professional writing practices and composition instruction as both were shaped by national economic development and local postsecondary reorganization throughout the twentieth century. He insists that if we accept basic principles of social constructionism, the text demonstrates ways in which writers "write" workplace cultures to produce goods and services whose effects go far beyond the immediate needs of its clients.

Non native English speaking Engineers Writing at the Workplace

Scrutinizing the writing features in terms of the language itself is not the focus of the study and cannot be the key findings of the study. Because there was no way for me to access their workplace writing samples or conduct the ...

Author: Juan Du

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811519833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 92

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Based on 55 semi-structured in-depth interviews, this book investigates 15 high-tech engineering co-op professionals’ writing experience in the workplace. It shows how the digital age has had a marked impact on the engineers’ methods of communication at work, and how on-the -job writing has affected engineers’ technical competence, shaped their professional identities, challenged their views on Chinese and English writing, and hindered their success in the workplace. The book identifies three aspects of writing practice: engineers’ linguistic and literacy challenges, the reasons behind these challenges, and coping strategies, which suggest that engineers are underprepared and lack necessary support in the workplace. Lastly, the study shows that engineers need to engage in technical literacy through on-the-job writing so that they can fully deal with workplace discourse and socialize with diverse professional groups. Since the sample group interviewed in this book is engineers who studied at universities in the United States and have a foot in the world of school and work as well as knowledge of both Eastern and Western cultures, the book appeals to teachers, students, engineers and scientists who are interested in scientific and technological writing. It is also valuable for educators who prepare scientists, engineers, and technical communicators for professional roles, as well as for communication practitioners who work with engineers. /div

Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace Computer Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

orative writing. Content development teams, for example, increasingly comprise colleagues who bring diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to their work, thereby presenting opportunities to incorporate a broader array of ...

Author: Hewett, Beth L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605669953

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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"This book investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies and collaborative processes to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects, especially in virtual workplace settings"--Provided by publisher.

The Writer s Workplace Building College Writing Skills

Students also need to be widely acquainted with professional writers whose work will broaden their understanding of what constitutes good writing. The Writer's Workplace will help fill in any gaps in the fundamentals and will also ...

Author: Sandra Scarry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285657523

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises new to the Tenth Edition include high interest topics such as the increasing disparity between rich and poor, television programming, student debt, and being realistic when choosing career goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Writer s Workplace with Readings Building College Writing Skills

Students need to acquaint themselves with professional writers whose work will broaden their understanding of what constitutes good writing. The Writer's Workplace with Readings will help fill any gaps in the fundamentals and will ...

Author: Sandra Scarry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337517690

Category: Education

Page: 784

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Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE WITH READINGS: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises include new high interest topics such as career-related writing, college sports and money, and the challenges facing veterans. The ninth edition also includes comprehensive strategies for active reading, seven new readings, and updated MLA citation instruction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace

The political issues for feminists in relation to globalization generally and to the emerging technology-infused globalized workspace are who controls the technologies of work, how is that control organized socially and institutionally ...

Author: Beatrice Quarshie Smith

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739137864

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace: Gender, Literacy, and Outsourcing in Ghana by Beatrice Quarshie Smith explores the conditions that underlie the outsourcing of US data-processing work in Ghana. Quarshie Smith describes the convergence and interplay of different socio-economic forces, conducting a comparative study of two distinctly different workplaces to reveal significant insights about problems of organizational hierarchy and management-employee relations in the cross-cultural environments of out-sourced business and IT process work.

Learning Workplace Writing

Because thinking , planning , editing , and rewriting are common to all writing , every chapter has a checklist for students to use to evaluate every stage of their own work . The checklists can also be used as guidelines to suggest ...

Author: Judith R. Rice

Publisher: Regents/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133374378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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This title presents a synthesis of what has been discovered about particle acceleration and kinematics from solar flare observations with the Yohkoh, SoHO, TRACE, CGRO spacecraft and radio instruments over the last decade of the 20th century.

A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English

Workplace writing refers to writing required or associated with the daily workplace environment and typically produced for in-house consumption by co-workers at the same work site, such as a factory, or within the same business.

Author: Ilona Leki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135601539

Category: Education

Page: 272

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'I applaud the authors for this sizeable undertaking, as well as the care exercised in selecting and sequencing topics and subtopics. A major strength and salient feature of this volume is its range: It will serve as a key reference tool for researchers working in L2 composition and in allied fields.' – John Hedgcock, Monterey Institute for International Studies Synthesizing twenty-five years of the most significant and influential findings of published research on second language writing in English, this volume promotes understanding and provides access to research developments in the field. Overall, it distinguishes the major contexts of English L2 learning in North America, synthesizes the research themes, issues, and findings that span these contexts, and interprets the methodological progression and substantive findings of this body of knowledge. Of particular interest is the extensive bibliography, which makes this volume an essential reference tool for libraries and serious writing professionals, both researchers and practitioners, both L1 and L2. This book is designed to allow researchers to become familiar with the most important research on this topic, to promote understanding of pedagogical needs of L2 writing students, and to introduce graduate students to L2 writing research findings.

Worlds Apart

Readers of this volume will discover that the uniqueness of each setting makes salient different aspects of writers and writing, resulting in complex, and potentially unsettling implications for writing theory and the teaching of writing.

Author: Patrick Dias

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135691417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts offers a unique examination of writing as it is applied and used in academic and workplace settings. Based on a 7-year multi-site comparative study of writing in different university courses and matched workplaces, this volume presents new perspectives on how writing functions within the activities of various disciplines: law and public administration courses and government institutions; management courses and financial institutions; social-work courses and social-work agencies; and architecture courses and architecture practice. Using detailed ethnography, the authors make comparisons between the two types of settings through an understanding of how writing is operative within the particularities of these settings. Although the research was initially established to further understanding of the relationships between writing in academic and workplace settings, it has evolved to examining writing as it is embedded in both types of settings--where social relationships, available tools, and historical, cultural, temporal, and physical location are all implicated in complex ways in the decisions people make as writers. Readers of this volume will discover that the uniqueness of each setting makes salient different aspects of writers and writing, resulting in complex, and potentially unsettling implications for writing theory and the teaching of writing.

Terms of Work for Composition

induction into a community of readers and writers working within particular contexts" (146). ... But it is not at all clear that workplace writing represents the normative site where the only "real" writing occurs.

Author: Bruce Horner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791445666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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A cultural materialist critique of six key terms used in composition studies to define its work.

The Writer s Workplace Building College Writing Skills

Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step ...

Author: Sandra Scarry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337517683

Category: Education

Page: 704

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Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises include new high interest topics such as career-related writing, college sports and money, and the challenges facing veterans. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Successful Writing at Work

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Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133713340

Category: Education

Page: 816

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This respected market-leading text offers students a comprehensive, practical introduction to workplace writing to prepare them for a range of communication tasks. SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK,10E, features an abundance of real-world examples and problems as well as an accessible writing style and detailed guidelines for planning, drafting, revising, editing, and producing professional documents and graphics. Students are presented with topics in four logically sequenced sections, beginning with basic business communications and proceeding to conducting research, documenting sources, and handling more advanced tasks such as reports, proposals, and oral presentations. With each new task, students learn to become effective problem solvers at work, to understand their audience, and to select the best communication tools to accomplish their goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Writing Ten Core Concepts

FOCUS Think Differently About Your Writing Examine a piece of your own writing that you finished recently. What do you notice about your ... Also ask them for advice about preparing for workplace writing. Then write a brief report for ...

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305142800

Category: Education

Page: 352

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THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is designed for instructors who want a short, flexible writing guide using the core concepts as a framework. These ten fundamental lessons that students need to learn to become sophisticated writers are covered thoroughly in chapters 2-4. The essentials version also offers practical advice about developing an academic writing style, synthesizing ideas, designing documents, conducting research, evaluating and documenting sources, and applying the conventions of written English. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Workplace Essential Skills

High Schools and the Changing Workplace : The Employer's View Writing : Gathers information suitable for the purpose , organizes information in a logical and coherent manner , uses Standard English syntax , applies the rules of correct ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112048633983

Category: Education and training services industry

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Effective Workplace Writing

This hands-on text provides abundant exercises that cover practical writing skills such as researching, organizing, and writing documents.

Author: Beth Camp

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 0256220166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

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This hands-on text provides abundant exercises that cover practical writing skills such as researching, organizing, and writing documents. It also teaches students how to evaluate and respond to written material and how to use writing skills to advance a career.

Resources in Education

Writing Research , Writing Skills Identifiers- Writing Quality A comparative study examined the extent of growth ... Teachers of technical communication should be up to date in the classroom to meet the changing needs of the workplace .

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ISBN: PSU:000052066917

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Introducing Business English

the learner to the intertextual nature of workplace writing, and the extent to which tasks and assignments reflect intertextuality – for example by highlighting how the text planning phase often relies on pre-existing texts produced ...

Author: Catherine Nickerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317439271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Introducing Business English provides a comprehensive overview of this topic, situating the concepts of Business English and English for Specific Business Purposes within the wider field of English for Special Purposes. This book draws on contemporary teaching and research contexts to demonstrate the growing importance of English within international business communication. Covering both spoken and written aspects of Business English, this book: examines key topics within Business English, including teaching Business English as a lingua franca, intercultural business interactions, blended learning and web-based communication; discusses the latest research on each topic, and possible future directions; features tasks and practical examples, a section on course design, and further resources. Written by two leading researchers and teachers, Introducing Business English is a must-read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Business English, Business English as a Lingua Franca, and English for Specific Business Purposes.