Take a look at our very own Dr. Bonk’s Research Abstract! The third one down on the page.

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/writing/project-archives/1st/session-9-critical-thinking-across-dimensions/

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PRWR on The Blue&Gold!

Check out our post on Widener’s student media site, The Blue&Gold, for an in-depth look at what our department is really about!

http://www.theblueandgold.com/2013/11/18/professional-writing-department-the-hidden-gem/#more-1111

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What does PRWR entail?

Recently, the head of the PRWR department, Dr. Bonk, revised the Minor in Professional Writing as well as the Certificate in Healthcare Writing (the certificate is limited to Nursing students to ensure a background in science, although other students will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Check out the requirements here:

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Spring ’14 Courses

Registration is just around the corner! Check out the PRWR classes that will be offered next semester!

(PRWR 110) Fundamentals of Journalism taught by Professor Kuonios

(PRWR 215) Effective Communication taught by a handful of professors at different days/times (see course listings for specifics) Professor Thompson, Professor Friedman, Professor Kuonios, Professor Reutter, Professor Savoth, and Professor Mullen

(PRWR 320) Technical Writing taught by Professor Dyer

(PRWR 350) Editing for Publications taught by Margaret Robinson

(PRWR 380) Writing for Health & Medicine taught by Dr. Bonk

(PRWR 388) Magazine Journalism taught by Sam Starnes

(PRWR 021 & 121) Projects in Professional Writing–a requirement for the minor–taught by Dr. Bonk

 

Check under our “Courses” tab to see what each class is about!

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Writing in the Sciences Symposium Spring ’13

PRWR 370 Writing in the Sciences, had a presentation component in Spring 2013, when the class was previously offered. But writing within the sciences does not necessarily mean it is closed just for science majors, or, what seems to be becoming popular recently, nursing majors.

At the Writing in the Sciences symposium this past Spring, the students had a presentation component of the course, which showed off all of the work that they did throughout the semester. Set up in the writing center on campus, faculty, students, and parents took a gander at what the students had been up to. Topics ranging from multicultural psychology to breast cancer to astronomy, the “science” theme gave much diversity.

“Being able to explain all the work I had done throughout the semester was really nice. Not only did my professor see it, but other faculty and my parents could see it as well; my poster board that I had worked on into the wee hours of the night kind of reminded me of a science fair feel, but explaining in my own words what I had researched–I was proud of my work.” –Chara Kramer, ’14

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Advice for Future Journalists

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Excuse our appearance as we get things up and running!

 

Widener University PRWR [Professional Writing] Department

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