syllabus - Arizona State University Tempe English 302...

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Arizona State University - Tempe English 302 – Business Writing Spring 2008 Instructor: Ms. Leticia (Tisha) Slabaugh Office: LL 003 (Language and Literature Bldg., Rm. 3 – lower level) Phone: 480 965-3535 - leave message only Email: [email protected] Teaching Schedule: Office Hours: ENG 302 11464 9:40 – 10:30 MW /F M & W 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ENG 302 11471 10:40 – 11:30 MW /F T 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ENG 302 11476 12:40 – 1:30 MW /F T 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Online) ENG 302 31998 Online And by appointment Course Materials Required Textbooks: Lesikar, Raymond, Marie Flatley and Kathryn Rentz. ENG 302 – Business Writing selected material from Basic Business Communication: Making Connections in a Digital World. 11 th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008. Hacker, Diana. A Pocket Style Manual. 4th Ed. New York: Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2004. Other Daily access to MS Word , Internet for BB, and email Sun Dollar account or Suncard for printing Portable memory device for saving your work Course Goals and Objectives Course Goals The purpose of this course is for students to: Transition from academic to professional /business writing Significantly improve their ability to write effective business /professional communication Critically investigate and incorporate a variety of research sources Recognize and avoid plagiarism Demonstrate mastery of standard grammar and writing mechanics Utilize various strategies and organizational techniques in the writing process Develop collaborative group communication and writing skills Exhibit visual presentation skills Course Objectives By the end of this course, all students should be able to: Analyze and evaluate audience/purpose/situation as they apply to business writing contexts Produce clear, concise, effective audience and purpose specific business rhetoric Actively plan and participate in a collaborative project Incorporate process (research, invention, writing, revision, and editing) into all writing tasks; through multiple drafts create document fluency Analyze multiple writings from appropriate business professions Adapt tone and style for appropriate rhetorical business purposes Conduct primary and secondary research relevant to topic; integrate appropriate sources using APA style Incorporate analytical /technical data in the form of charts, graphs, spreadsheets, etc. Give and receive constructive criticism among peers Use current technology to design accurate and visually appealing PowerPoint slides that will maximize the effectiveness of written and oral reports Develop strategies to facilitate communication across ethnic and/or business cultures
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Slabaugh - Fall 2007 Page 2 of 8 T he Purpose of English 302 – Business Writing In order to be a valued and productive member of any business community you need to be a good communicator. While oral and /or face-to-face communication is vital to every business, written communication
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