Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students develop practical writing skills using basic word processing technology. They learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memoranda, letters, and reports, with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required. Software Required: PowerPoint.
Students learn the rules of English grammar in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner. The course begins with a review of sentence parts, followed by an in-depth explanation of sentence structuring, and culminates in a practical review of stylistic conventions in business and professional writing. No text required.
Provides an overview of important communication concepts and skills required in business. Topics covered include: writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and fostering interpersonal skills. This course has mandatory chats. Prerequisite: In order to be successful in this course, it is recommended that students have a good grasp on the English language. Textbook Required.
Software Required: Word 2000 or higher. The ability to record and post an video message is a small activity requirement. Students will also be required to view and respond to a posted video message.
This course includes various technical writing problems that challenge the student to generate practical solutions that are clear, focused, and expressed in appropriate language and style. The course assists students to develop sound thinking and planning skills that are fundamental to communicating successfully in technical fields. In addition, the computer is used for online research, collaboration with other students, and formatting technical information to industry standards using text and graphics. This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.
Software Required: PowerPoint, Word Processing Software.
The general objective of this course is to introduce students to creative writing and the publishing process. Students will follow the various steps of manuscript preparation, including conferencing, editing and proofreading. Students will examine the writer's craft using a wide range of professional works as models.
No textbook required.