The exercises listed below help students navigate multiple genres and various audience expectations in professional workplaces.
To start, students must first consider a variety of workplace writing situations dependent on career field, position type, as well as background and expertise. One way to do this is to discuss how the many genres of workplace writing might fit into the definitions of “technical” or “professional” writing. The first exercise does just that. The subsequent list provides students with exercises and activities specific to the genre of document.