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A New and Different Way to Teach Workplace Writing

A New and Different Way to Teach Workplace Writing

In order not to go crazy

teaching business/technical

writing for 35 years in college, you go out into the world

and work with real writers in the workplace who are writing

for real readers.

                                In the process you lose the theory

and the usual academic approach and discover the obvious

first principles of communicating useful information to people

who need it.

Then you write a textbook that focuses on these

fundamental concepts and techniques and you teach them

to students, whom you have in class for less than

40 hours, realizing how easy the principles are to learn

but how much practice it takes

before they become

second

nature.

Here’s that textbook, Mastering Workplace Writing (MWW).