Singapore University of Social Sciences

Professional English Writing (ASZ223)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

ASZ223e Professional English Writing is designed to build knowledge and skills in a variety of writing genres experienced in the academic and workplace environments. The course provides students with comprehensive knowledge on traditional and contemporary ways of expressing in the written form. Areas of writing covered in this unit include: academic, research, persuasive, media and workplace (reports, letters, and so on). The ability to write well and be understood is a critical skill for all professionals. This need for articulate professionals is critical as economies mature and rely more on digital and cultural industries to grow. The objective is to equip students with the ability to organise, structure and deliver professionally written documents in a variety of situations.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every Semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Tools of Learning
  • Tutorial
  • Basics of Writing; Persuasive Writing
  • Tutorial
  • Academic Writing; Research Writing
  • Tutorial
  • Professional Workplace Writing
  • Tutorial
  • Writing for the Media 1 & 2
  • Tutorial
  • Writing for the New Media; Evaluating Your Writing
  • Tutorial

Learning Outcome

  • Use the concept of audience-centered writing.
  • Explain how to gather information and write accurately, logically and compellingly.
  • Apply writing strategies for persuasive, academic and research writing assignments
  • Write effective reports, proposals, letters, newsletters, press releases and feature articles within the public relations and journalism environments
  • Develop a beginning writing portfolio
  • Inspect your writing before, during, and after the communication has taken place
  • Discuss issues about effective writing for workplace
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