Professional Writing


Professional Writing refers to


Professional Writing may also be known as Workplace Writing.

Related Topics: Style; Styles of Writing

What is Professional Writing?

Coursework on Professional Writing

Professional Writing is also a subject of study. Throughout the U.S., students in colleges and universities take courses on professional writing. These courses are designed to introduce students to

  1. the conventions — the style of writing — used by subject matter experts use t across the disciplines
  2. the genres used by subject matter experts in the disciplines and professions.
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Common Undergraduate Courses

During their general education coursework, students may select from a variety of courses that introduce them to workplace writing genres, including

  • Business Writing
  • Engineering Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing across the Curriculum
  • Writing in the Health Sciences

Professional Writing Genres

Common genres of professional writing include