Week 5 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Public Writing vs. Business Writing
Now that we’ve reached the end of the course, it’s important to reflect on the similarities and differences between the two main forms of writing studied in ENG 325: business writing and public writing. In this discussion prompt you will be comparing and contrasting these methods of communication. Some similarities and differences might be more obvious than others. To articulate those similarities and differences that might not be so immediately apparent, support your ideas with quotes from the course text and other course readings.
In answering this prompt, address these three questions specifically: In your opinion, what are the main similarities between business writing and public writing? What are the main differences between these two forms of communication? Which of these two forms of writing do you find comes to you most naturally and why? How do you see this preference of one form over the other impacting your professional identity once you’ve earned your degree and begin to search the job market for possible employment? If you do not plan on actively seeking employment after graduation, you may answer this last question in terms of your overall identity as an English major, writer, and critical thinker.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Each response should be at least 125 words long.