Preparing Students to Compose across Media for Various Audiences: Syllabus for an Upper-Level Professional Writing Course



writing, digital writing, editing, higher education, contract grading, game theory


Advanced Writing and Editing is an upper-level undergraduate course that gives students the theoretical knowledge to writing across media for a variety of audiences and contexts. Advanced Writing and Editing is an elective course within the English department’s Editing, Writing, and Media major. As digital technologies continue to expand the professional writing situations students find themselves in post-graduation, this class seeks to give students theoretical and technical knowledge needed to rhetorically approach digital and print writing and editing. The syllabus also uses contract grading and game theory to help students align their professional goals to the course’s learning outcomes.

Author Biography

Amy T Cicchino, Auburn University

Amy Cicchino is an Associate Director for Auburn's Office of University Writing.


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