Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 17

Volume 17 Number 2, Pages 171-184

Summer 2006


Constructing Integrated Writing Assignments for the IS Curriculum


James J. Pomykalski
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA 17870, USA

Abstract: Information Systems (IS) professionals must possess both strong technical skills and solid communication skills to advance their careers. Nelson (1992) and Merhout and Etter (2005) argue that IS faculty must take responsibility to help students improve their communications skills because these skills are essential in a rapidly changing technological environment. Interleaving writing assignments into IS courses is highly recommended within the IS 2002 Model Curriculum (IS02MC). This paper presents a series of integrated writing assignments-assignments designed to cover two or more listed learning units-that could be interleaved into the IS02MC courses.

Keywords: IS 2002 Model Curriculum, Writing assignments, Writing across the curriculum, Communication skills

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Recommended Citation: Pomykalski, J. J. (2006). Constructing Integrated Writing Assignments for the IS Curriculum. Journal of Information Systems Education, 17(2), pp. 171-184.