Why we chose rhetoric necessity, ethics, and the (Re)making of a professional writing program

Candace Spigelman, Laurie Grobman

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Abstract

This article examines the authors ' arduous struggle to develop a professional communication program that would not only meet their students' professional and intellectual needs but also achieve an identity consistent with their goals as scholars and teachers of composition. Ultimately, the authors argue that a professional communication program that combines in its teaching the ethos of a liberal arts tradition along with the practical skills needed by writers in the workplace is both desirable and possible but that it must be flexible enough to allow for ongoing curricular and philosophical negotiations to meet changing contextual demands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-64
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Business and Technical Communication
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Communication
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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