English 111

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English 111
Business and Technical Writing
Course Overview
Timeframe
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11 Meetings
First Meeting—February 19, 2011
Last Meeting—May 7, 2011
No Meeting—March, 2011
Course Topics
• Memos
• Letters
– Complaint
– Adjustment
– Sales
• Descriptions of
– Mechanisms
– Processes
• Instructions/Procedures
Course Topics
• Proposals
– Informal
– Formal
• Reports
– Informal
– Formal
• Job-Search Materials
– Position Descriptions
– Resumes
– Cover Letters
Computation of Course Grade
• Homework/Labs/In-Class----------25%
• 4 Projects (2-5 pp.)-----------------50%
• Final Project (10-15 pp.)-----------25%
Attendance Policy--More than 2 absences
may lower final grade
Projects
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Memo
Set of Instructions
Set of Complaint & Adjustment letters
Proposal for Final Project
Final Project
• Formal Report--Feasibility Study or
• Formal Proposal--Solution to Problem or
• Manual (Consent of Instructor)
Policy on Late Work
• Weekly Assignments
– Accepted up to 2 weeks beyond due date
– Then, no credit
• Projects
– One can be late with no penalty
– Then, late submissions reduced 1 letter grade for
each class meeting they are late
-- Re-writes are possible, with Instructor consent.
Grades for both will be averaged. Other
restrictions apply—see Syllabus
Textbook
(Required—but see Welcome Letter)
• Writing That Works, 10th edition
By Oliu, Brusaw & Alred
ISBN 978-0-312-69217-9
Textbook
• Actually, there are 2 Tenth editons—
• One published October 2009,
ISBN 978-0-312-54182-8
• And one published June 2010,
ISBN 978-0-312-69217-9
Library Reserve Copy Available
at both campus libraries
Textbook
• 9th edition is also OK
ISBN 978-0-312-44844-8
Handbook
(Recommended)
• Commonsense Guide to Grammar and
Usage, 5th ed, by Beason & Lester
• ISBN 0-312-47095-9
Handbook
• Also acceptable is the 4th edition
• ISBN 0-312-43657-2
Instructor Contact Info
• Office B200 RHC
– Tue 10:00 AM-Noon
– Fri 11:00AM – Noon
– 1:00 PM— 2:00 PM
– & by Appointment
• (847) 635-1435
• [email protected]
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