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National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Business Writing (ENG-102)

Location: 
Various, distance learning format.
Length: 

Varies; self-study format.

Dates: 
May 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain the centrality of clear and efficient writing in today's business environment and the major obstacles therein; adjust sentence style to improve clarity, determination, and emphasis; employ gender-neutral language according to current workplace standards; perform accurate audience analyses and correlate them with specific purposes; create coherent outlines and apply a range of organizational techniques; discuss and apply strategies for motivation and persuasion and apply them to sales letters, claims, and proposals; responsibly gather and analyze data from primary and secondary sources; plan and execute periodic reports, project proposals, and research proposals; write reports and presentations in a collaborative setting; and compose effective resumes and application letters.

Instruction: 

This course teaches students how to plan, compose, and execute effective business documents according to current professional standards. Emphasis focuses on considerations of purpose, audience, organization, and style and provides broad guidelines for composition and targeted strategies for specific kinds of documents. Special attention is given to the collection and analysis of data for use in reports and presentations. Major topics include: understanding business communication; interpersonal communication skills; the writing process; revisions; routine and persuasive messages; report planning and writing; data management; oral presentations; and employment communication. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Writing,  Business, Communication, English, Journalism, Marketing, or Liberal Studies (1/13) (3/18 revalidation). 

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