This activity gives you another way to think about how people in your career field communicate with others. By completing this optional task, you can gather some additional details for your Analysis of Writing in Your Field project.
Getting Started: Read the information on the Poster: Writing and Communication - WOVEN from Georgia Tech. Think about how writing in your field would fit into the categories outlined in the Georgia Tech poster.
Writing and Revising: Click the “Submit Assignment” button in the upper right corner, and then add your response in the field below. There's no need to work in a separate word processor since this activity is short. Follow these instructions as you respond:
- Remind me of your career field.
- Type the five letters from WOVEN on separate lines.
- Identify the different kinds of communication people in your field do in each category.
- You can use these kinds of writing as entries in your table.
- As you work, think about how the kind of communication influences the information in your table.
- Be sure to reread your answer to make sure it uses business-appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
I am a college instructor, so I would begin my response with the ideas below. This example does not show every way I communicate, of course. You can list as much as you want for yours. Also recognize that some kinds of writing and communication can appear in more than one category.
Ways a Writing Teacher Communicates
W: syllabus, course policies, assignments, activities, journal articles, blog entries
O: conference presentations, workshop discussions, committee meeting contributions
V: website pages, infographics, posters, tutorial videos
E: email, status updates, websites, online community posts
N: body language and appearance in conference presentations, workshops and meetings
- Identify your career goal (i.e., what job do you want to have when you graduate?).
- Compose a response that includes at least 3 to 5 examples for each letter of the WOVEN acronym.
- Organize and polish your draft before submitting it (for instance, check for spelling errors and typos).
You will grade your own work (worth 25 points) by answering the a question on the Writing Activities Self-Assessment for the Week of 01/28, which asks you to confirm that you have completed the activity and that you abided by the Honor Code. When you submit your quiz, the points will be recorded in Canvas Grades immediately.