Book cover for Writing Beyond the University: Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing. Edited by Julia Bleakney, Jessie L. Moore, and Paula Rosinski.

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doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa5

ISBN: 978-1-951414-08-5

October 3, 2022

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ISBN: 978-1-951414-09-2

October 17, 2022

The authors present data from a national survey of college graduates and from three institutional studies to illustrate what writing experiences look like for alumni in the United States and at these institutions. Snapshots from each study explore how institutional efforts like campus-wide writing initiatives, writing majors, campus jobs, and other campus writing experiences prepare students for the writing they’ll encounter as alumni.

Discussion Questions

  1. Where in your university or college curriculum do students have opportunities to experience and practice the kinds of writing they might do after graduation, such as in the workplace?
  2. Where else in students’ university experiences are they practicing writing that prepares them for the writing they’ll do as alumni, and where in the curriculum might students have opportunities to explore and make connections between these experiences?