English 260: Advanced Composition

This course approaches advanced composition as training for professional contexts and frames writing as a rhetorical enterprise, one that involves a capacity to read and respond to different rhetorical situations. The challenge of submitting a report to your boss will be different from communicating with potential customers, clients, or others who might be interested in your work; sending a quick email to set up a meeting requires a different approach than delivering bad news about a project or account. In this sense, different situations involve different audiences, purposes, uses of language, and types of communication. To help you develop the writing and rhetorical skills necessary to navigate these situations, this course asks you to address challenges and problems relevant to your field of interest while attending to concerns of style and structure and drawing on a range of professional documents, genres, and media.

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