Writing for Professions

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing for Professions

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    36 100-level points from Arts and Music or Science Schedule C

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An advanced course in writing, with an emphasis upon report writing and the practical skills needed in the workplace.

    Writing is an increasingly important part of the daily work of people in professional positions across a wide range of disciplines, industries, and occupations. ENGL 228 will introduce you to the various communication styles and genres of writing in a professional environment, such as proposals, reports and presentations, to prepare you for the types of communication and writing tasks you can expect to encounter in the workforce.

    Course Structure
    One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial each week, for 13 weeks.

    Learning Outcomes
    In ENGL 228 students will learn:
    - How to use grammar and sentence structure effectively
    - How to write a memo
    - How to write a letter
    - How to write a proposal
    - How to present a proposal orally
    - How to write a report

    Marsen, Sky. Professional Writing, second edition (Palgrave).
    ENGL 228 Course Reader (available from the Print Shop)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.