Regional Writing Centre’s Ten-year Anniversary Symposium on Writing

Date: 1st June 2017 to 1st June 2017
Time:

08:30

to

17:00

Location:

Jean Monnet

Registration for UL, Regional Writing Centre Ten-year Anniversary Symposium on Writing, Why good academic writers perform poorly in the workplace: Teaching for transfer across contexts of writing, is now live.

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The symposium contests the notion that writing well in an academic context necessarily prepares graduates for the writing they will do in workplace contexts. Too often, it is observed that graduates do not assess the new writing situation, but remain reliant on the values, purposes, conventions and forms, etc., of academic writing. Graduates’ sense of authorship and audience can often be completely off the mark of what the corporate context requires. Our symposium wishes to bring academic and industry audiences together to hear and participate in discussions about the differences in their contexts and the impact of that difference and to come away with an understanding of what it is possible for academics to do to best prepare graduates for non-academic contexts, particularly, workplace contexts.

June 1st, 2017

Jean Monnet Lecture Theatre, Main Building, University of Limerick

Keynote speakers:

Tony Donohoe, head of education and social policy, Ibec,
Opening and Welcome Address
Barry McLoughlin, Senior Training Consultant, The Communication Clinic,
‘Writing for Business-not Academia. An analysis of what employers tell us they don’t like about Graduate Writing’
Anthony Paré, Professor and Head of Language and Literacy Education Department, University of British Columbia
"Post-print writing: Transitions from school to life"

Edel Clancy, Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs Musgrave Group,
(Talk title forthcoming)
Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English, Florida State University,
How Composers Write across Contexts: Teasing Out Conditions for Transfer
The symposium will end with an audience/panel discussion

Panel Members include: Prof. Sarah Moore, AVPA, UL, Tony O’Donohoe, IBEC, Barry McLoughlin, The Communication Clinic; Edel Clancy, Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs Musgrave Group; Anthony Paré, Professor and Head of Language and Literacy Education Department, University of British Columbia; Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English, Florida State University
We hope to see you all in June. This is a star-studded line-up. It should prove to be a great discussion. Please pass this invitation on to your writing-curious colleagues.

Visit our RWC events page for more on the speakers.

 

For affordable accommodation information, please contact:

Terri Culligan Terri Culligan
Reservations Co-Ordinator Áirithintí Comhordaitheoir
University of Limerick Conference and Sports Campus Ollscoil Luimni Campas Comhdáil & Spóirt
Limerick Luimneach
Ireland Éire
Tel: 353 61 234178 Teil: 353 61 234178
E-mail: Terri.culligan@ul.ie

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