Writing in the Real World: Making the Transition from School to Work
How can we prepare the work-force of tomorrow for the increasing writing demands of the Information Age? Anne Beaufort provides a multidimensional response to this critical question. Offering a vital view of the developmental process entailed in attaining writing fluency in school and beyond, and the conditions that contribute to acquiring such expertise, Beaufort illuminates what it takes to foster the versatility writers must possess in the workplace of the twenty-first century.
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Anne Beaufort, an ethnographer, spent a year in a U.S. nonprofit agency, recording how four young writers learned to write the agency's letters, press releases, grant proposals. This book is full of dialog, before-and-after examples, and real-world advice. I recommend it very highly because I teach business writing; and college does NOT teach you what the real world requires of writers.
The Question of Expertise in Writing
The Cultural Social and Physical
Socializing Writers into the Community
The Convergence of Knowledge
The Subgenre of Request Letters
The Genre of Federal Grant Proposals