Syllabus for WRTG 394 A 801 fall session 1

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Syllabus for WRTG 394 A 801 Advanced Business Writing Instructor: Associate Professor Frances Fister-Stoga Contact: [email protected] Alternate contact: Tycho Messaging/Chat Bio: I have been an instructor with UMUC for over eight years in the areas of business and academic writing as well as speech courses and American literature. I hold a diploma in teaching Business English from the London Chamber of Commerce (UK) and my graduate degrees have focussed on the English language, rhetoric, and improving writing for those who use English as their first language or an additional language. I grew up in the scenic state of New Jersey, but I have also studied, lived, and worked in over ten different countries worldwide, which has given me insights on cultural differences and how these may affect writing. The objectives covered in this course are highly useful for those currently in a business setting (or planning to be in one). However, the principles of planning, organizing, formatting, and revising presented in WRTG394 are useful for whichever types of messages you may create. If you have any questions about this course, please contact me at the address above. Course Materials Bovée, Courtland and John Thill. Business Communication Today. 10th ed. Boston: Pearson, 2010. Print. ISBN: 9780138155391 For important information about ordering course materials, please see the Administrative Policies, Procedures, and Practices section at the end of this syllabus. Please order the correct global edition of the textbook. Some editions may not have all sections found in the official textboook listed above. Course Description (Formerly COMM 394. Fulfills the general education requirement in upper-level advanced writing). Prerequisite: WRTG 101 or ENGL 101. A comprehensive, project-based study of applied business writing. The aim is to develop documents appropriate to audience and purpose that are well argued and conform to standards to business writing. Topics include context, purpose, audience, style, organization, format, results, and strategies for persuasion in typical workplace messages. In addition to shorter assignments, a substantial formal report that incorporates research and support for conclusions or recommendations is required. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMM 394/394X, ENGL 394/394X, or WRTG 394/394 Course Outcomes After completing this course, you should be able to analyze target audience and purpose select information appropriate to audience and purpose develop explanations and arguments appropriate to audience and document create documents tailored to a variety of workplace audiences and purposes conform to standards of business writing Course Introduction This course is titled
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2011 for the course ENGL/WRTG WRTG394 taught by Professor Francesfister-stoga during the Spring '11 term at MD University College.

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