Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Course Offering: Writing Beyond the Academy

I wish I had taken something like this when I was an undergraduate. Now is your chance. This course will be taught by Tim Lulofs; Mr. Lulofs works full time as a technical-writing manager at Microsoft and has a Ph.D. in American literature and a lot of college teaching-experience--

Wondering what you’ll do after graduation? Enroll in Fall 2008’s
Writing Beyond the Academy (English 300)
to help you figure it out.
In this one-night-a-week course you will . . .
• apply your communication skills to the sorts of tasks you’ll encounter in the working world
• learn about careers in fields you’re interested in and make professional contacts in those fields

English 300 will give you practice in business writing and will introduce you to new publishing technologies that professionals in more and more fields are expected to be familiar with. You’ll write and polish targeted resumes and cover letters, critique websites of potential employers, and publish articles on a commercial blog space and on a UPS-hosted wiki site with internet (that is, worldwide) exposure. You’ll come way from the course with confidence in your communications skills--and a portfolio of written work to share with prospective employers.

English 300 Fall 2008 Wednesday eves., 7-9:30 p.m. Enroll now!