Writing at work occurs in high-value, complex contexts that are difficult for new graduates--and undergraduates in internships--to understand. Our new book, Business Communications: Rhetorical Situations, uses stories (short cases, which we call rhetorical situations) to help students understand these contexts.
Each chapter uses two or three stories to take students through the theme or focus for that chapter. Chapters cover theory, including audience and purpose, as well as specific genres or kinds of writing that dominate workplaces. Instructors have access to slides, discussion questions, quizzes, and podcast episodes to supplement the book.
Visit Broadview Press to request a review copy:
Access to the resources for instructors can also be obtained by requesting a review copy.
LInks to podcast episodes for each chapter are below. You can also go to Roger Graves' Teaching Writing podcast and find them that way (https://rogergraves.podomatic.com).
Instructor Resources: Syllabus, Lesson Plans, Assignments, and Grading Rubrics
We've posted files below that link to a sample syllabus we used, along with a description of the large report assignment. We've also provided grading rubrics for the assignment, oral presentation based on the report, and the peer comments.
Five Weeks of Lesson Plans
Major assignment and grading rubrics
Award Application Assignment
Sample Grading Rubrics for Rhetorical Situations