This course focuses on effective writing techniques for professionals. Assignments include a business proposal, an employment letter, a memo, a performance evaluation, and interoffice correspondence. Since writing is a cumulative skill, an emphasis is placed on the revision process through in-class workshops. Students learn to communicate professionally and succinctly using a variety of business formats.
COURSE OBJECTIVES (using Bloom’s revised taxonomy of learning)
Students will be able to...
Remember: Identify appropriate business formats.
Understand: Demonstrate an understanding of the audience, the purpose, and the message.
Apply: Develop a unified structure, logical connections, and transitional devices.
Convey professional language, defined voice, and appropriate style.
Analyze: Compare and contrast writing samples.
Evaluate: Complete self and peer evaluations using a rubric.
Create: Produce documents that can be utilized in professional situations.