Write for Work is a practical guide to workplace writing and grammar, designed specifically for students in one- or two-year programs. This work-text uses the “Company” approach. At the beginning of the book, students profile a company they would like to work for. Then, as they work through the book, students write as employees of the companies they profiled. That way, nursing students write about nursing and welding students about welding.
In the second section of Write for Work, students learn to create the basic forms of business writing: emails, memos, letters, summaries, instructions, reports, and proposals. Each form includes concise guidelines and clear models. Practice activities throughout the book prompt students to create their own writing, and charts, diagrams, tips, and special features provide help for visual learners.
In addition to teaching writing, the book also helps students learn crucial interpersonal skills, such as giving and taking criticism, resolving conflicts, and working in groups. Write for Work even helps students land a job. A whole section focuses on career plans, résumés, job-related letters, and interview skills.
The final section of Write for Work teaches the fine points of punctuation, mechanics, usage, grammar, sentences, and sentence errors. A special chapter provides grammar support for multilingual students and English language learners. In this section, each left-hand page includes rules of English and examples that demonstrate the rules. The right-hand pages include practice exercises to help students gain mastery.
For a syllabus, teaching suggestions, and chapter-by-chapter support, see the Write for Work Instructor's Resource Manual.
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