Why Major in WRD?

Our age is an age of writing. Social media. Podcasts. Websites. Video. News. Stories. Analysis. Critique. Reports. Advertisements. Technical documentation. Writing is everywhere we look. 

WRD prepares you for a career in writing. Every industry includes writing. Every industry supports the writing of internal and external documents (memos, reports, technical documents, research studies, social media usage, website development). Every industry sponsors trade writing (magazines, journals, newsletters, other publications). 

WRD prepares you for a career as a writer. Scientists write. Engineers write. Those who work in the horse industry write. Brewers write. Chemists write. Nurses write. If you are a professional, you write. 

Imagine yourself a lawyer drawing on argumentative, research, and legal writing skills you learned in WRD.

Imagine yourself working for a company such as IDEO, drawing on rhetorical, storytelling and research skills you learned in WRD.

Imagine yourself developing technical documentation for a major software company, engineering firm, of product developer based on technical and professional writing skills you learned in WRD.

Imagine yourself working for a podcasting company such as Midroll, drawing on WRD skills such as audience development, content writing, and persuasion in the creation and sales of podcasts. 

Imagine yourself working for a pharmaceutical company, developing company documentation and sales information, drawing on research and writing skills you learned in WRD.

Imagine yourself working in the health industry desiging public service campaigns, health documentation and related products, and hospital digital information services, drawing on social media, persuasion, content management, and web development skills you learned in WRD.

Imagine yourself a content manager for ESPN.com, drawing on organizational skills you learned in WRD in order to design site sections or write essay length stories.

Imagine yourself working for an NGO or other non-profit, drawing on argumentative, research, advocacy, and social media skills you learned in WRD in order to lobby government officials or design social policy. 

Imagine yourself in the video game or entertainment industry creating storylines and narratives for a variety of games, TV shows, or films, drawing on narrative and digital skills you learned in WRD.

Imagine yourself in the publishing industry, writing or editing for magazines or publishing houses in a variety of subject areas, drawing upon editing, style, and research skills you learned in WRD.

In WRD, you will learn

  • rhetorical skills
  • argumentative/persuasive skills
  • organizational skills
  • media skills
  • web skills 
  • research skills
  • storytelling skills 
  • information creation skills 

Writing careers accompany every industry. Being an expert in writing and rhetoric will open many doors for you when you graduate from UK.

Careers begin in WRD.

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