Writing for the Government

ISBN-10: 0321427017
ISBN-13: 9780321427014
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $108.60
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

"Writing for the Government" blends experience-based theory with actual workplace applications from a wide range of fields and documents to prepare readers for positions in government. Taking a rhetorical approach to writing, the authors encourage students to consider every document's audience, purpose, and cultural context and increase the effectiveness of their communication. Writing is also presented as a process, particularly collaborative, in which authors have a stake in the outcome. The purpose is to prepare students to become "adaptable" writers regardless of their job, their agency, or its writing tasks.

Foreword by Series Editor Sam Dragga
Preface
Government Writing: Theory, Principles, and Ethics
Introduction
Principles and Approaches
Audience, Purpose, and Cultural Context
Knowing an Audience
Demographics of an Audience
Level of Knowledge and Expertise of an Audience
Professional and Personal Needs of an Audience
How Government Writers Get to Know Their Audience(s)
Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
Purpose and Cultural Context
Process Writing, Social Interchange, and Cultural Contexts
Purpose in Writing
Purpose and Genres Discourse Conventions in Government Writing
Genres and Discourse Conventions Ethical Issues in Cultural Contexts
Social and Cultural Ethics
Plagiarism, Copyright, and Other Ethical Matters
Style Guides
Technological Factors
Organizational Culture and Ethics
Personal Ethics and Government Writer Ethos
Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments Works Cited
Writing To Make Policy
Rules and Regulations
The Purpose of Rules
Rules or Laws?
Rule Writing in Cultural Contexts
Audience for Rules Collaborative
Nature of Rule Writing Stakeholders in Rule Writing
Subject Matter Experts
Legal, Fiscal, and Technology Experts
The Public
Editors Summary and Looking Forward Activities and Assignments Works Cited
Policy Handbooks, Manuals, and Guides
The Purpose of Government Handbooks
Policy Handbooks and Manuals in Cultural
Contexts Audience for Policy Handbooks and Manuals Style
Guides and Organization of Policy Handbooks
Handbook Cover
Overview, Foreword, or Preface
Body
References, Glossaries, Appendices, and Indexes
Government Agency Style Guides
Collaborative Nature of Handbook Writing Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Policy Handbooks Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments Works Cited
Policy Memorandums
Purpose of Policy Memos Policy Memos in Cultural Contexts Memorandum of Understanding&m

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