Making English students marketable : a case for a professional writing major : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
For this project, I have used my internship experience at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center as a case study for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the English department at Ball State University in preparing students to enter the world of publishing and professional writing. The first section is a narrative of my internship experience. Following the narrative is an analysis of Professional Writing majors from Purdue University, Southwest Missouri State University, and Columbia University. Finally, using the information from my own experiences and from my analysis of other Professional Writing programs, I have created a hypothetical curriculum that might be adopted by Ball State University's English department in the future.