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MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION 320 Writing in Organizational Settings Winter 2011 I NSTRUCTOR : Professor William H. Baker Office: 580 TNRB Phone: 801.422.4082 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Mon, Wed 11-12; Tue, Thu 2-3; otherwise, just drop in or request appointment. C OURSE O BJECTIVES : Welcome to MCom 320! During the semester you’ll be refining your ability to create effective professionally written documents and to give effective oral presentations. At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 1. Compose business text that is complete, correct, clear, organized, and effective. 2. Comply with generally accepted grammar rules and business writing style. 3. Create effective business graphics and implement effective visual-design principles. 4. Give effective oral reports with appropriate media support. R EQUIRED T EXTBOOK : Writing and Speaking for Business , 2 nd Edition, Baker, 2011 (ISBN:978-1-61165-000-6) L EARNING A CTIVITIES : The learning activities employed in this class will include reading the textbook, taking quizzes and exams, giving oral presentations, viewing slide shows and other visual presentations, participating in class discussions, completing group activities, giving oral presentations, writing various business documents, and critiquing classmates’ business documents. You can find additional learning activities on the website businesscommunication.ctlbyu.org . Please keep up with all reading and homework. L EARNING A SSESSMENT AND G RADING : Assessment of your learning will be based primarily on actual writing and speaking assignments. The remainder of your grade will come from your completion of additional homework, in-class activities, unannounced quizzes, and exams. Written assignments will be evaluated on design, organization, content, and style. Oral assignments will be evaluated on the basis of message (content), media, and messenger (your delivery). Your scores will be posted on Blackboard. In compliance with Marriott School policy (see link below), the target GPA for MCOM 320 and other pre-qualifying classes (Acct 210, Isys 201 and 202, and BM 301) is 3.2. http://marriottschool.byu.edu/students/classroompolicies This policy will help ensure equitable grading across all MCOM 320 sections, thus preventing some instructors from engaging in grade inflation and thus hurting qualified students from other sections. As a result of this policy, “percentage grading” will not be strictly followed. Thus, a student who earns 89 percent of the total course points, for example, will not automatically be assigned a B+ grade—rather, a grade of A- or a B might be given.
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Please be assured that I take my grading responsibility seriously and will vary slightly from the 3.2 target as student performance justifies such variation.
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C OURSE P OLICIES AND P ROCEDURES : Please read and remember the following course policies and procedures. 1.
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