Julie Staggers holds the position of Associate Professor of English and serves as the Director of Professional and Technical Writing at Washington State University.
Associate Professor - Director of Professional and Technical Communication
Professional Writing – How to Write for the Professional World
Professional writing is fundamentally transactional: usually if you are writing it is because you are trying to solve some kind of a problem. Your audience — the people you are writing to — probably need to do something in response to your writing. They may not be expecting your writing. They probably don’t want to read your writing. Your writing is interrupting their day. So, if you’re gonna bother them you need to make it worth their time. Learn about the style of writing that characterizes the texts of professional writers in workplace writing contexts. Master the discourse conventions of professional communities of practice.
How can I use rhetorical analysis of texts, people, events, and situations as an interpretive method? Learn how rhetorical analysis can help you understand why people say and do what they do.
Structured Revision – How to Revise Your Work
Learn how to revise your writing in a strategic, professional manner
Use structured revision practices to revise your work in a strategic, professional manner. Learn about why structured revision is so useful to teams & collaborative writing.