School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Writing for the ProfessionsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101058.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100586 - Studies in Professional Writing

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points at Level 1.

About this Unit
In 2013 this unit replaced by 101941 - Account and Client Management. Writing for the Professions studies various forms of writing that are used extensively in professional contexts and examines how these texts work from the perspective of the reader and the professional context in which they are used. Students will gain knowledge and skills in elements of professional writing style and text production processes including researching, audience analysis and editing. They will also be introduced to a range of complimentary theories and issues of writing such as rhetoric and persuasion, plain English, text layout and design, readability, influence of culture and the impact of various computer technologies on the processes of writing and reading.

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