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Undergraduate | CUR-PWP311 | 2024
Advanced Workplace Writing
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Step into a world of brochures, media releases and report writing. Research and write as part of a team. Recognise the place of voice and tone in private and public sector writing. Shape your portfolio and CV and learn how to apply for positions.
Advanced Workplace Writing
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- interpret and apply concepts and techniques necessary to a range of workplace writing and research tasks
- develop and evaluate a body of work in readiness for the diverse needs of professional practice in the workplace
- apply independent and collaborative workplace-specific writing skills to the management and resolution of a range of policy and professional practice issues.
- Career goals
- Resume and cover letter
- Website copywriting
- Voice and visuals
- Social media writing
- Procedural writing
- Digital tools of the professional writer
This subject was previously known as Writing and Research for Professional Contexts.
This subject is designed to introduce students to a range of writing and research tasks common to workplaces in both the public and private sectors. It covers the production of workplace documents (including speeches, briefing notes, website material, media releases and corporate communications) as well as a curriculum vitae and responses to selection criteria. It provides an introduction to research and writing as part of a team as well as an individual activity and introduces students to policy analysis.
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- Group paper (35%)
- Group discussion (15%)
- Portfolio (50%)
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- Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
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