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Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing

Conclusion

In this guide, we have given you advice and directions for creating a comprehensive folio of your writing and three different forms of the Professional Writing Portfolio (historical, functional, and targeted), which should cover almost any exigency. We have suggested ways of thinking about your career and of packaging your work to best represent yourself to potential employers, admission committees, and evaluators. Finally, we have suggested that you prepare the presentation of the portfolio in as professional and thorough a way as possible. Along the way, we have suggested that you talk with others about your work and about the choices you make. We cannot overemphasize the importance of these conversations. While you are the only one who knows your work well enough to assemble your PWP, other perspectives, readings, and advice are essential to your ultimate success as a writing professional. Good Luck!

Updated 10.29.2008