In this course, students create a variety of documents, including technical memos, manuals, proposals and reports. Emphasis is placed on document design, effective organization and readability. This course especially benefits managers or technical employees who need to communicate technical information to business or general audiences.
- Demonstrate awareness of the demands of rhetorical situations by using appropriate genres and generic conventions, developing effective organizational patterns, persuasive arguments.
- Demonstrate linguistic and textual competence marked by correct grammar and punctuation, effective sentence structure, and unified, coherent, and complete paragraphs.
- Develop effective formal presentations with visual aid support.
- Select sufficient and fitting content for documents, including effective graphics.
- Work confidently and effectively in an online environment to accomplish a major team writing project using established communication tools. Employ collaboration skills, such as listening, providing feedback, and receiving feedback.
- Write appropriate responses to situational and audience constraints.
- Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
- Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
- Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
- Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
- Construct logical and coherent arguments.
- Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
- Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.