Professional Writing (Online)

This professional writing course taught students to master a variety of communication strategies and genres of writing relevant to professional settings. The focus was on composition and design of complex documents such as proposals, instructions, and formal reports using collaborative writing skills and communication strategies. This online section focused especially on the development of an appropriate online persona, digital communication, and digital collaboration.

Textbook: Technical Communication 10e

Course: ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline
From UF Course Catalog:Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102. A communication course adjusted to a specific professional discipline, the discipline to be determined by need. Covers major elements of organizational communication with emphasis on composition of reports, proposals, letters and memos, manuals and oral presentations. Course materials and assignments are relevant to the specific discipline. (C) (WR)
Course Title: Professional Communication for Engineers (Online)
Semesters Taught: Summer B 2013
Section Size: 19

Portfolio Documents:


ENC 3254 Professional Communication for Engineers Syllabus
Online Section


Assignment Sheet for Formal Research Report
2400 words – Students must research and write a report for a fictional state senator on the feasibility of distributing free iPads to every incoming freshman at the University of Florida.


Online Activity on Crafting an Online Persona
Students must create a Google+ account and carefully craft an online, professional persona to be used throughout the semester while communicating with fellow students.


Online Activity on Improving Group Work
Students must work with their groups to draft a memo outlining the best practices for group work.