The Write Path: Communicating Your Way to Professional Success
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With a combined total of over forty years teaching writing courses and over thirty-five years in the business and nonprofit worlds, authors Littleton, Mitchell, Parker, and Vaudreuil bring you an interactive textbook to help you reach your full potential for professional writing. The Write Path is designed to give you the tools you need to communicate effectively, thoroughly, and confidently. Throughout the book, you’ll also find pages for taking notes, exercises, discussion questions, suggested resources, as well as many examples and projects to help you professionally communicate in the most successful ways possible. This interactive workbook is designed in three unique but interconnected parts.
Part One Examines concepts relating to general writing and communication; it also examines key concepts pertaining to professional writing and communication. This part of the book helps the reader acclimate to the expectations of any form of professional communication.
Part Two Examines concepts relating to three forms of communication: written, digital, and multimodal. This part of the book looks closely at many specific forms of communicating and how and why each one could be used.
Part Three Provides specific projects that align with the content of parts one and two. This part of the book provides practical applications for all the knowledge gained in the first two-thirds of the book.
A: The Basics Intro
A1: The Writing Process
A2: Reader-Focused Writing
A3: The Elements of Professional Writing
A4: Professionalism and Collaboration
B: Written Communication Intro
B3: Brief Reports
B4: Long Reports
B6: Press Releases
B7: Company Profiles
C: Multimodal Communication Intro
C3: Web-Based Writing
C5: Quick and Short Messaging
C6: Social Media
D: Pursuing Opportunities Intro
D1: Finding Opportunities
D2: Developing a Resume
D3: Writing the Cover Letter
D4: The Job Interview