Syllabus - ENG 3430 - Professional Writing Syllabus Fall...

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ENG 3430 - Professional Writing Syllabus Fall 2009 Instructor Contact Information: Dr. Linda Northey Phone: 832-437-0738 Email: use Blackboard email Office Hours: Will meet with you online or by phone. Response Time: Will respond to in 1-2 days Technical Support: Darren Keesee, 291-275-3047, (8-5 Mon.-Fri.) Prerequisites: Students enrolled in online ENG 3430 are expected to have completed both lower division composition courses experience using email and sending attachments expertise in Macintosh or Windows Operating Systems, including saving and transferring files, uploading files, opening programs, and using File Manager expertise in Word, WordPerfect, or MS Works Goals and Objectives Course Goals To understand writing as a problem-solving strategy and as a tool of professional communication and advancement To analyze different audiences and target messages to those audiences To understand the organizational strategies behind effective professional writing To increase proficiency in researching a topic using the library research material, and in incorporating and documenting that material into a formal report Course Objectives To tailor an effective message for a particular audience To write successful professional correspondence To write effective documents To write an effective research report that is tailored to a specific audience on a discipline-specific topic To write a professional resume and application letter in response to a particular job ad To prove mastery of course content and grammar Required Textbook Locker and Kaczmarek, Business Communication: Building Critical Skills (4 th ed.) (ISBN #978-0-07-337772-8)
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General Course Requirements General course requirements include: 1. Interacting with the instructor and other ENG 3430 students in a courteous and professional manner. 2. Accessing the course at least 3 times per week.
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