Business & Technical English Writing Applications

Business & Technical English Writing Applications

This course is intended to help students effectively apply fundamental English writing skills and knowledge for practical purposes. For example, upon graduation, many students will need to write in English their resumes, autobiographies, grant proposals, and study plans. Knowing how to write well these documents will help them enter the workforce or further their studies. This course attaches much importance to audience awareness, highlighting the need to write from a reader’s perspective. For instance, what kind of writing would stand out in a grant proposal if viewed by a referee? To help students build their own writing strategies in response to audience awareness, students will be engaged in authentic case analyses where they identify writing circumstances and target readers in terms of organization and word choice. Working on various kinds of writing assignments, students will make use of the techniques and skills they learn from this course to produce documents in a language amenable to their readers.