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ENGL228 Writing for the Professions

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.

Paper title Writing for the Professions
Paper code ENGL228
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points from Arts and Music or Science Schedule C
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
simone.marshall@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Simone Celine Marshall
Paper Structure
There are FIVE components to this paper:
  • Memos
  • Letters
  • Proposals
  • Presentations
  • Reports
Textbooks
Marsen, Sky. Professional Writing, third edition (Palgrave).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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
Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial each week, for 13 weeks.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 30-34, 37-41
T2 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 30-34, 37-41
T3 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 30-34, 37-41
T4 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 30-34, 37-41
T5 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 30-34, 37-41
T6 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 30-34, 37-41
T7 Thursday 13:00-14:50 30-34, 37-41

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.

Paper title Writing for the Professions
Paper code ENGL228
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points from Arts and Music or Science Schedule C
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Eligibility
One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL126) or 36 points.
Contact
simone.marshall@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Simone Celine Marshall
Paper Structure
There are FIVE components to this paper:
  • Memos
  • Letters
  • Proposals
  • Presentations
  • Reports
Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial each week, for 13 weeks.
Textbooks
Marsen, Sky. Professional Writing, third edition (Palgrave).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 30-34, 36-40
T2 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 30-34, 36-40
T3 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 30-34, 36-40
T4 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 30-34, 36-40
T5 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 30-34, 36-40
T6 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 30-34, 36-40
T7 Thursday 13:00-14:50 30-34, 36-40