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Successful Writing at Work 11th Edition by Philip C. Kolin, ISBN-13: 978-1305671737



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Wadsworth Publishing; 11th edition (January 1, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  •  721 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1305671732
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1305671737

This respected market leader offers students a comprehensive, practical introduction to workplace writing that prepares them for a range of communication tasks. An abundance of real-world examples and problems, as well as an accessible writing style and detailed guidelines set this text apart. Through four logically sequenced sections, the author guides students from exploring simple business communications to conducting research, documenting sources, and tackling advanced tasks such as proposals and oral presentations. With each new task, the author prepares students to become effective problem solvers at work, learning to select the best communication tools to accomplish their goals.

The 11th Edition features a new, more contemporary and open design as well as updated topical coverage. In addition, new guidelines, case studies, model reports, and exercises make the discussion of occupational writing more current than ever. Integrated web sites accompany the text, providing students with dynamic learning opportunities and instructors with enhanced teaching options.

About the Author

Philip C. Kolin is the University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, where for 40 years he has taught courses in composition, business and technical writing, literature, and research methods. He has extensive experience as an editor of several scholarly journals and is the co-founder of STUDIES IN AMERICAN DRAMA (1945-present). He received the Conference of Learned Journals award for the best new journal. In addition, he was also named Southern Mississippi’s first Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. Dr. Kolin has published almost 40 books and 200 scholarly articles covering a variety of subjects, including writing, drama, linguistics, and popular culture. He also has written an award-winning book on professional writing for nurses and articles on writing for lawyers and other professionals. Over the years, he has conducted workshops on technical business writing, the publication process, and managing professional communications. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.


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