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ENG 121 Applied Technical Writing
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Business, professional and technical writing styles including syntax and document design necessary in the production of letters, reports, resumes and other forms of business communication.

Prerequisites: ENG090, RDG091

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Develop professional rhetoric and style of business writing to clearly, accurately and concisely state the purpose of a written work and effectively organize content.
2. (Application Level) Produce written texts including business letters, memos, reports, and proposals or other documents as determined by the instructor which are dedicated to achieving a single purpose (persuade, inform, sell, direct, etc.) and demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to audience needs by varying tone, content and organizational style while adhering to the conventions of standard, edited English.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze a given writing situation in order to correctly identify when to use memos, letters, faxes, E-mails, and reports for business and technical communication.
4. (Evaluation Level) Recognize the ethical, social, and professional constraints of audience, style, and content for writing situations between managers or co-workers and colleagues of an organization, or between an organization and the public.
5. (Synthesis Level) Develop document design skills in both print, multimedia and electronic documents.
6. (Application Level) Create effective, well designed cover letters and resumes that are error free, adopt persuasive techniques, are logically organized, and follow standard business writing conventions.
7. (Application Level) Produce well organized, concise written instructions for a given project or procedure.
8. (Synthesis Level) Transform discrete pieces of information into effective and coherent reports, memos and letters.
9. (Synthesis Level) Effectively create and enhance written documents using word processing features such as cut and paste; tables, charts or other visual aids; document design; spell-check, and other tools as applicable.
10. (Synthesis Level) Work effectively, cooperatively, and exhibit professional conduct on individual and group projects and interactions with the instructor.
11. (Synthesis Level) Develop documents and written texts through a process of prewriting, drafting, revision, editing, peer review and instructor feedback that meet academic or professional standards.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None