Welcome | Business Communication introduces students to the critical thinking and writing skills needed in the business professions. Students learn how to develop reader-based documents that meet the needs of their audience, purpose, and context. Through assigned readings, homework, and in-class exercises, students work on the content, organization, writing style, mechanics, and design of a business document to meet the needs of its audience and to achieve its purpose.
In addition to weekly written homework, this class has 4 units:
- U1: Writing for Your Audience—The Job Packet (15 percent of grade)
- U2: Business Correspondence (20 percent)
- U3: Analyzing Business Messages (20 percent)
- U4: Team Project and Presentations (25 percent)
- Weekly written homework (including document analysis, drafts of assignments, peer reviews), (20 percent)
Class time includes short lectures, small group and large class discussions, short student presentations, analysis of documents, and writing exercises that ask students to apply key concepts. Collaborative learning strategies are encouraged with students working together in class and on one major assignment. Throughout the term, students learn and apply writing skills used by business professionals to create reader-based documents and presentations that have a developed sense of content, organization, writing style, mechanics, and information design.
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