Department of English
Online Course Offered:
Fall,Spring, Summer Semester
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131 or equivalent
This course is designed to develop research and writing skills requisite for most academic and professional activities. Emphasis on methods of research, organization, and writing techniques useful in preparing reviews, critical bibliographies, research and technical reports, proposals, and papers. Junior or senior standing recommended. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)
For a complete Description for this course, click on the Course Syllabus tab.
Key instructional objectives for this online course include:
• The purpose of this course is to prepare you for the writing assignments you will encounter in the business community.
• Much of this writing will involve close observation, critical reading and analysis; improving your writing skills will also require working on your critical thinking.
• You will learn to use writing as means to discover, develop, test, and refine ideas, and techniques for expressing and organizing those ideas effectively and clearly.
• You will develop skills to effectively complete an adjustment letter, complaint letter, email, external proposal, internal memorandum, internal proposal, and a resume/cover letter/thank you response.
For a complete listing of Objectives for this course, click on the Course Syllabus tab.
Key course activities that you will complete in this online course to prepare yourself to support your students’ reading and studying your content material include:
Resume/Cover Letter/Thank You Correspondence 100 points
Proposal: Internal 150 points
Proposal: External Sales 200 points
Proposal: Grant 200 points
Online Portfolio 50 points
Oncourse/Syllabus Quiz 25 points
Library Group Activity 50 points
Minor Writing Assignments 6@ 15 points 90 points
Discussion Questions 6@ 10 points 60 points
First Drafts 3@ 10 points 30 points
Peer Reviews 3 @15 points 45 points
For a complete list of Activities/Assignments for this course, click on the Course Syllabus tab.
Instructor: Linda Oldenburg
Phone: (219) 671-1004