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Great Intro to the Subject
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course gives you hands-on experience with writing resumes, specifying cover letters, writing memos, and writing complaints to businesses. You're given a thorough but to-the-point lecture about how to construct each paper and then you're asked to build your own. Creating these pieces is beneficial because you can use these papers after you're done with college (or if you're searching for a job or internship during college). Your work will be given to other students for peer editing. They aid you in how you can make your resume or letters stand out more, and they help correct your grammar. After writing your draft, the professor overlooks it. He gives you a grade with his corrections. If you're not pleased with the grade you've received, he allows you to rewrite the paper for a better score. This process really helped me in achieving the best resume and letter I could write.
The highlights of this course include: learning how to write a resume (especially if you've never wrote one before), understanding how to use business language, and how to write specific letters to companies. At the end of the course, we were asked to watched public service announcements and analyze them. Then, we were given an assignment on a topic that needs further study. For example, one student wrote about and presented why marijuana should be legal in the United States. Another student wrote about mother-leave in America. Another student wrote about how we can save water, especially with the drought being an issue. These were topics that we had to do research on. After writing about the issue and how it affects us, we were required to present our topic. The presentation was approximately 10 minutes and it was interesting to learn about each student's topic.
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Take the course seriously because it will give you tips on how to be a stronger writer. It prepares you for writing documents that you can personally use during or after college.