ENGL_227_Lectures

ENGL_227_Lectures - Week 1: Intro to Professional Writing...

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Week 1: Intro to Professional Writing - Lecture Help JavaScript is required for your course. Please ensure JavaScript is enabled in your browser preferences. Print This Page 1. Introduction 3. Five Characteristics of Effective Business Messages 5. A Note About Formatting 7. Working in Teams 9. Writing in Teams 2. Obstacles to Effective Communication 4. Audience-Centered Approach 6. Using APA 8. Nonverbal Communication 10. Review Episode 1:  Listen in on a brief conversation between Stuart Slate and writing instructor and  expert Fran Filcher discussing plagiarism, research in business writing, and resources available  at the DVUO library.  This video and its accompanying podcast support TCOs 4 and 12.
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Would you like a   transcript   of this week's show? Want the Podcast of this week's show?  Click on the "Get Podcast" button. If this is  your first time using Apple's iTunes and  Podcasts? Click Here Introduction Effective communication is important for every company's success. Whether that communication is internal between employees of a company, or external between employees and customers, clients, or contractors, success in business depends upon using good communication skills. Most professionals agree that the higher you go up the company ladder, the more important your communication skills become. In this course, we’ll focus on improving your written communication. Obstacles to Effective Communication Writing effective business messages isn't always easy. Often, professional writers encounter obstacles that decrease the effectiveness of their print and electronic documents. Some examples of obstacles are as follows: Technology failures Misunderstandings Cultural differences
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Exaggeration Information overload In this course, we will explore and practice strategies for overcoming obstacles to good written communication. Part of being an effective communicator is anticipating these obstacles and working proactively to address them. Five Characteristics of Effective Business Messages Effective business messages share some common traits. According to Business Communication Today, effective business messages: 1. Provide practical information 2. Give facts rather than impressions 3. Clarify and condense information 4. State precise responsibilities 5. Persuade others and offer recommendations Keep these characteristics in mind as we practice various kinds of writing in this course. Applying these characteristics in your writing will help you prevent most common communication problems, saving you and your company time and improving work relationships and productivity. Audience-Centered Approach
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