Syllabus, Spring 2001
Intro to the
Course, Brief Overview of Assignments, What is Business Writing?, Noise in
Model, Where to look for ideas for Proposal, The Golden Road of Glory—the
Proposal to the Feasibility Report, Audience and Purpose, Assignment:
Memo, Information Gathering techniques, Letter Format, Overview of Proposal
Last day of Drop/Add
instructor returns from Japan, Generating Problem Statements
Proposal Parts, the Saga continues: Intro and Conclusion, Research Plan,
Schedule, Qualifications section, Assignment: Come on Thursday with one
idea for a proposal so we can workshop a few examples in class.
Practice run, Assignment: Print out and bring with you to the peer review
session the Rough Draft Questions on the Assignment #1 web page.
Documenting Sources, Decision for Project #2 topic due today.
Proposal Due. Overview of the Job Application Packet, The Job Search Process, The
Importance of the Position Announcement.
you want in the workforce, Identifying transferable skills, Researching
Companies, company research presentation date, The Introduction to your
introduction: the Cover Letter, Assignment: Company Criteria Assessment.
Letters continued, The “Cover Letter Cheat Sheet” is a great guide
Wrap-up, Resume Formats
Improvements can go a Long Way: More Resume Tips.
Resumes Old and New: On-line Resume Services, presentation day for on-line
Old and New, presentation day for non-standard interviewing techniques, Interview
Q & A, Assignment: Print out and bring Rough Draft Questions to class
Interview Q & A, Peer Review.
Job Application Packet Due. Progress Report Overview, Feasibility Report
Superstructure, possible presentation day.
NO CLASS—SPRING BREAK!
NO CLASS—SPRING BREAK!
Report Parts, fitting Audience to Purpose, Assignment: Print out Memos for
Overview, a look at Ethics in Business Communication, Assignment: Print
out and bring Rough Draft Questions to class on Thursday.
Wrap-up, Peer Review, possible ethics presentation day.
Progress Report due. BLP overview, Group Business Formation.
Different Business Correspondence
Correspondence continued, Meeting of the Minds, Assignment: Print out and
bring the Rough Draft Questions to class on Tuesday
possible presentation day (or two).
Business Letter Packet Due. Feasibility
Transmittal, Exec Sum, Methodology, Potential Solutions,
(Quantification), Evaluation section, Front and End Matter
Workshop on Possible Solutions, possible presentation day.
NO CLASS—Office Conferences