Een Beroepsgerichte Schrijfcursus Voor Letterenstudenten
This article describes the organisation and background of a vocational writing course for arts students. The course is part of the optional curriculum of the Department of Language and Literature of Tilburg University. It is the aim of this course to create a writing environment in which arts students can apply theoretical knowledge to practical writing tasks in business organisations.
Every participant in the course chooses an existing brochure, which he revises along the lines of an agreed procedure, which consist of the following steps: analyzing, criticizing, first rewriting, second rewriting, testing, producing the new version. All steps are evaluated by all participants and by representatives of the organisation where the text was first written.
The course links the expertise of arts students to real-life writing tasks in organisations and is at the same time an attempt to reinforce the social basis of the arts curriculum.
Article language: Dutch