Writing for the Communications Professional (8 Weeks) (WCP101)

This course has been canceled for this semester.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Monday 19:10-21:30
Start Date:
September 25th
Dianne Highbridge
Students interested in taking this course are asked to submit a 300-word essay before a specified date, on why the student is interested in WCP and how they feel this course would help them in the future. (This should be sent by e-mail to contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu or faxed to 03-5441-9811.)
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Course Details

This introductory course focuses on basic writing skills related to internal and external corporate communications, including reports and memos, branding, marketing, and advertising. Assignments and exercises will be designed to improve creative writing skills and will include advertising copy, press release, and report writing exercises. After taking this course, students will have the fundamental skills for thinking critically about and executing a variety of corporate communications. Surveys of U.S. business executives consistently reveal that effective writing skills are among the most valued employee qualities. Persons who might find this course valuable include anybody with an interest in improving the clarity and power of his or her writing across a variety of professional applications.


Dianne Highbridge

Dianne Highbridge, the instructor, is an Australian author living and working in Japan. She has published two novels, A Much Younger Man and In the Empire of Dreams (both Soho Press, New York), has recently finished another novel and is working on a fourth, with the support of a Writer's Grant from the Australia Council Literature Board. Her fiction has been translated into Japanese and several other languages. She has taught courses and workshops in Creative Writing at TUJ for a number of years.

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