Eng 3130, Business Writing
This syllabus is provisional. Deviations may be necessary.
|Course Description & Goals||
Business writing at Georgia State University seeks to create course work for students that is informed by the needs of students, educators, business, and society at large. Business Writing has the following aims:
|Required Texts|| The
following texts are available at the GSU, Park Place, & Georgia Bookstores:
Brusaw, C. T., Alred, G. J., & Oliu, W. E. (1996). The business writer's companion. New York: St. Martin's Press.
You will also need to following materials for this class:
expected to complete the following assignments (* below denotes group
will be graded on the standard letter scale of A, B, C, D, F. During the
course of the quarter, I will also use pluses and minuses to give you
a clearer picture of where your grade stands in the range possible for
that letter. I will use the "A" and "B" grades to
distinguish professional quality work. These documents are those which
meet the audience's needs and are of a quality that could be handed out
in a workplace setting.
each project, you will turn in a portfolio of work, including at least
one draft, a final version, and an assessment memo explaining the document
purpose/task, the construction of the document, and its production. For
group projects, you will also complete a group evaluation, assessing your
own contribution to the project and that of your group members. Group
projects will typically be given one grade, but individual group participation
will be factored into the grade of each member. Therefore, I reserve the
right to give different grades to individuals based on poor and/or disruptive
|Attendance & Punctuality||
is required. You are expected to be in class on time and to be ready to
work when you arrive. This is not only what is expected of you by the
university, it is also the standard in the workplace. We will often work
on projects and in groups during the term and there is no substitute for
your presence in class.
Absences covered by university policy are, of course, allowed. And emergencies happen. If you know you will not be able to make it to class, call or e-mail me as soon as possible. We can then arrange for you to make up missed work. You are responsible for contacting your group in the event of an absence to make arrangements to do your share of the group's work.
|Manuscript Preparation||You are expected to produce high-quality professional documents. A part of that quality is the appearance of your work. Your assignments should be printed at least in a minimum standard of 300 dpi. Laser printing is recommended. Your documents should have appropriate margins, spacing, and formatting for the type of document you are turning in. there should be no obvious last-minute changes to the work (i.e., use of white out or hand written information).|
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