Volume 4

Volume 4, Number 70

September 6, 2006

11 pages522 K bytes

Teaching Systems Analysis and Design as a Writing-Intensive Course

James J. Pomykalski
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001 USA

Abstract: Writing and critical thinking skills are paramount to the future success of Information Systems professionals. The Systems Analysis and Design course affords the opportunity to practice writing and thinking skills by interleaving assignments that include a significant writing component. Each Information Systems student must be able to communicate their technical work to business professionals who act as clients, end-users, and stakeholders in the development work. In this paper, the development of the Systems Analysis and Design course into writing assignments to meet the needs of students and be considered, by the University, as a writing-intensive course is described.

Keywords: systems analysis and design, writing, technical communication, memoranda

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Recommended Citation: Pomykalski (2006). Teaching Systems Analysis and Design as a Writing-Intensive Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (70). http://isedj.org/4/70/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §2173. ISSN: 1542-7382.)