EN 306 Professional Writing in the Disciplines: Business Communications
S2T 2007 DLH
Master in English
Textbook: Business Communication Essentials, Third Edition
Author: Courtland Bovee and John Thill
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In the course, you will analyze, discuss, and perform writing tasks
familiar to most businesses, such as memos, letters, reports, and
proposals, and you'll learn how to perform research for these writing
tasks using the extraordinary resources of the World Wide Web.
We also cover documents that are important for individual career
progression, such as resumes. Finally, we'll present topics and
resources to help you understand more about the overall communication
process within organizations.
Each week we'll focus on different writing situations, issues, or
problems encountered in the workplace through our online conferencing
discussions; these are reinforced and expanded in readings in our text,
Business Communication Essentials, 3rd Edition, by Bovee, Thill, and
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Grade Distribution
% of Grade
Paper #1 (Memo)
Paper #2 (Memo w/research)
Paper #3 (Letters)
Paper #4 (Proposal)
Paper #5 (Resume)
Paper #6 (Report)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submissions of work/missing assignments: Late
submissions of assignments will be handled on a case-by-case basis,
though as in the workplace, it is essential that documents be delivered
on time, in final form. Assignments which are still missing at
the end of the term will receive no credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attendance
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throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor
for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and
employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is
responsible for completing all missed work. Any student failing
to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse
from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified
via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be
An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who
have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week
of the term. PLEASE NOTE: Recording of attendance is not
equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be
assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the
Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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