Professional Writing , Fall 2010

Tuesdays, August 31-December 7
4:30 PM- 7:30 PM, Capers Hall Room 105
3 Hours Graduate Credit

This course aims to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills they need for professional writing by challenging them to think critically about the processes of composition, showing them how to adapt their style based on their purpose, and equipping them with rhetorical strategies to more effectively convey their ideas. A wide range of writing assignments -- including travel essays, grant proposals, scientific writing, website critiques, and book reviews -- helps teachers develop real-world skills that they can apply in the classroom and use for professional development. A key element of the course will be a study of rhetorical grammar designed to make teachers more aware of their grammatical choices and better able to explain grammatical conventions to their students.

LaurenLauren Rule, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel, where she teaches American literature, Caribbean literature, women's literature, poetry, and composition. In developing this new course for the LWP, she draws on professional experience as a scientific writer for healthcare organizations, the lead writing consultant at the Goizueta Business Writing Center, and the coordinator of Emory University's Intensive Grant Workshop for advanced graduate students.

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Applicants, Please note: there is no need to interact with the registrar or the graduate college
office -- all registration for LWP courses will be taken care of before class or on the first night of class.