Why Writing Works

Disciplinary Approaches to Composing Texts

Reading in Professional Writing

by Dr. Teresa Henning

Developing good habits

Students should read carefully for main ideas and evidence while being on guard against bias and assumptions. They should read widely in all genres. 

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A tip for reading

A common technique that is of use to students in my discipline is that art of reading rhetorically or conducting a rhetorical analysis. Many writing textbooks describe this technique, but this link is of particular use:


Professional Writing and Communication: Disciplinary Perspective

Writing in Professional Writing and Communication

Research in Professional Writing and Communication

Documentation in Professional Writing and Communication 


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