This course builds on the composition basics of ENGL120, College Composition. It differs, however, in that Professional Writing produces documents you use in everyday life: practical, employment correspondence such as analytical reports, office memos, business letters, resumes, proposals, and grants. We will also focus on the techniques of professional communication pertaining to instructional brochures, manuals, oral presentations, business email etiquette, interviewing and visual design. We will learn critical and creative thinking, organization, collaboration, research methods, ethics, proofreading, editing, cultural considerations in writing and the power of persuasion. (Prerequisite: ENGL120W)