Looking for a good textbook for applied professional and business writing

Subject: Looking for a good textbook for applied professional and business writing
From: "Andrus, Sonja (andrussa)" <andrussa -at- UCMAIL -dot- UC -dot- EDU>
To: "TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:56:20 -0400

Hi, all.

I'm new to the list, so please forgive me if this has recently been covered.

We have a new course coming up that we need a textbook or reference book for. It's called "Applied Workplace Writing" and will have students who are primarily working in a writing-intensive position (there will be some who are in the course and program to move up into more writing-intensive positions). The goal of the course is to use their own projects from work as the material projects of the course, so we'll have journalists, professionals, entry-level staffers in a variety of businesses, and technical writers.

While I'd like to use one book for all, I don't want students paying a fortune for something they use only a tiny portion of. I've been digging through book catalogs and through stacks of short guides that I have used in the past for introductory courses, but I'm not finding anything that seems appropriate. Does anyone have some suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Sonja Andrus, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
andrussa -at- ucmail -dot- uc -dot- edu


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