Re: Teaching a practical business writing class and looking for professional rubrics

Subject: Re: Teaching a practical business writing class and looking for professional rubrics
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 15:20:02 -0400

Passive voice
Overly verbose/flowery language that's attempting to be "scholarly"
Using marketing-speak when they should be presenting "just the facts,
ma'am."
Using a 500-dollar word where a 5-dollar word would do.

-Wendy

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
>
> I'm putting together a business writing course for undergraduates and
> wanted to survey the professional community about rubrics, or criteria
> lists, for various business and technical writing assignments. I
> figure that since you are all professionally experienced, you might
> have good insight into what you'd like to see from new
> technical/business writers.
>
> To ask it another way, what are the most common mistakes or problems
> you see from new writers in the workplace? I can back those ideas into
> criteria for assignments.
>
> I want to stay in touch with the professional world as I move forward
> in this class.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob
>
>
>
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