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ENG-615: Independent Study: Emphasizing Modes of Professional Writing

12 credit hours

After successfully participating in ENG614 residency, students begin ENG615 Independent Study I: Emphasizing Modes of Professional Writing. The student and assigned faculty mentor create an Independent Study Plan that includes assignments that familiarize the student with different modes of professional writing and also include assignments that reflect the student’s professional goals. These assignments may focus on workplace writing in the non-profit, corporate or government sectors, including but not limited to promotional materials, grants and other proposals, scripts for educational, historical, or promotional videos or podcasts, speeches, press communications, as well as other assignments determined in conversation with the student’s mentor. During the independent study,
students submit five packets to their mentors, at scheduled intervals, containing a cover letter, a specified amount of material that includes new and revised work, and short rhetorical analyses of select models of professional writing. The mentor replies to each student packet on an individual basis, providing critique and instruction to the student in a written or recorded response. Students submit midsession and end-of-independent-study evaluations and a cumulative bibliography of books and scripts read.

Prerequisites: ENG-614 or equivalent and permission of Chair or Associate Programs Director.