Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Writing Minor

Department of Languages and Literature
​Location: Harned Hall, 115
Phone: (931) 221-7891
Website: www.apsu.edu/langlit/

Professional Writing helps students in a variety of disciplines learn how to prepare documentation for common workplace communications; how to use technology; and how to accomplish professional tasks, such as designing training manuals; writing instructional guides; editing graphics; valuing writer-editor relationships; creating informative slide presentations; generating marketing materials; and honing proofreading skills. The Professional Writing minor also includes discussions of desktop publishing, effective interviewing techniques, drafting impressive letters of application, and sharpening resume-writing skills. Students discuss nuances of language and usage to refine the craft of constructing written and/or oral communication in a way that is easily understood by its intended audience to narrate, inform, compare, persuade, describe, or instruct.