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Professional and Technical Writing

Week 2 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

Professional and Technical Writing

Unit 6 is all about creating an effective business portfolio.  This section describes necessary components for interpreting job ads, crafting a persuasive cover letter, building a formal and insightful resume, and more.

Read Unit 6 Employment Documents

Baker, S. (2019). Professional and technical  writing.OER Commons.

Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach.

Chapters 2 and 10 continue the discussion about crafting reader-centered job materials, specifically resumes, and how word choice, attention to detail, culture, and ethics are key to promoting yourself in a professional manner.


Chapter 2: Overview of the Reader-Centered Approach: Writing for Job  pages: 20-38

Chapter 10: Developing an Effective, Professional Style  pages: 190-210

To access the Redshelf book, click on the book link located in the book resources module or the bookshelf link on the top navigation bar of the course.

Anderson, P.V. (2019). Technical communication: A reader-centered approach. Redshelf

Career Coaching

Steinfeld, S. (Practitioner). (2016). Career coaching [Streaming video]. SAGE Video.

Resumes and Cover Letters that Work

JIST, C. S. (2015). Resumes and cover letters that work. [Video/DVD] JIST Career Solutions.