COM 155 Week 7 DQs
Week 7 DQ1
Identify an introductory technique that could be used to grab the readers attention and showcase
the main idea. Why did you select this technique? Where would it be useful? Where might it not
Week 7 DQ2
The Electronic R
COM 155 Week 2 DQs
Is your past writing different from what you anticipate you will be doing in this course? In what
ways? Do you think your writing will improve as a result of this course? Why or why not?
Week 2 DQ2
Review the steps in the prewriting
Discussion Question 2
Consider historical or contemporary figures that are or were effective and persuasive
communicators, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Eleanor
Roosevelt, President Ronald Reagan, Dr. Maya Angelou,
CheckPoint: Different Kinds of Messages
COM 140 Contemporary Business Communication
Course Syllabus Page 14
Although all business communication shares some common characteristics, differences exist
among different kinds of messages. Because writers do not
CheckPoint: Effective Business Communication
Conveying negative information is one of the most difficult tasks you will encounter in business
communication. To receive a favorable response, focus on appropriate word choices, tone, and
organization of deta
Assignment: Negative Messages
Using templates or sample documents to help you write emails, memos, and letters can be
helpful for inexperienced writers; however, customize the communication so the document does
not appear as a form letter.
COM 155 Week 6 DQs
Week 6 DQ1
Are there any instances in your personal or professional life when you create or use an outline?
How is this useful?
Week 6 DQ2
Writing an effective essay involves developing an outline, planning topic sentences, and
COM 155 Week 4 DQs
Week 4 DQ1
What are some of the prewriting techniques you have used? How and why did they work? If they
did not work, what do you think you will do differently this time? Why?
Week 4 DQ2
Narrowing a topic can be challenging. You may mak
COM 155 Week 3 DQs
Week 3 DQ 1
In what situations are compare-and-contrast essays effective? When would that style be
ineffective? What is the difference? Explain.
Week 3 DQ2
There are two basic organizational methods for a compare-and-contrast essay. Do