Spring 2021

Week 1

Wed, January 27:

REVIEW:

LESSON: Course orientation & website introduction; Week 2 Assignment description

 

Week 2

Wed, February 3

SUBMIT:

  • Argument Analysis

READ:

  • EA (8e) Chap 1

  • BC Chap 1 "Good Writing" pp 1-15

REVIEW:

LESSON: EA argument identification overview; BC "What is Good Writing?"



Week 3 - Unit Lesson & Groups

Wednesday, February 10

READ:

  • BWC (Business Writer's Companion) 7e, selections:

(Pagination below is for the 7th edition of BWC and may differ slightly from the 8th edition. Please use the sections titles listed to guide your reading.)

    • pp xxvii-xxxiii "Five Steps..."

    • pp 3-5 "Audience" & "Collaborative Writing"

    • p 33 "Preparation"

    • p 35-36 "Proofreading" & "Purpose"

    • p 39 "Revision"

    • p 41 "Writing a Draft"

    • pp 162-64 "Notetaking," "Paraphrasing," & "Plagiarism"

    • pp 167-173 "Research"

    • pp 310 "Conciseness"

WATCH:

SAMPLES:

LESSON: Structuring Rogerian arguments of fact; Project introduction & group formation



Week 4 - Workshopping

Wednesday, February 17

READ:

STUDY:

REVIEW:

EA Chap 7 "Structuring Arguments" pp 135-142

EA Chap 8 "Arguments of Fact" pp 164-185

LESSON: Start-up strategy practice: The Questioning Method

WORKSHOP: Group project development

 

Week 5 - Workshopping

Wednesday, February 24

SUBMIT:  Personal Project Narrative: 1 pp (mimimum) (iLearn submission)

SAMPLES: 

Sample Individual Project Narrative 1

Sample Individual Project Narrative 2

READ: 

  • EA Chap 15 "Presenting Arguments" pp 366-380

  • BC Chap 6 "Presentations" pp 44-51

WORKSHOP: Group project development



Week 6 - Presentations

Wednesday, March 3

SUBMIT:  Prezi presentation link via Email

REVIEW: 

COMPLETE: (one survey response for each group presentation) *In iLearn

PRESENT: Group Argument Pitches & Prezis

 

Week 7 - Skills Week:

Business Forms: Cover Letters

Wednesday, March 10

SUBMIT: Cover Letter DRAFT (1/2 - 1 page) *iLearn submission

READ:

  • BC Appendix B pp 70-71 (129-142)

  • BWC "Application Cover Letters" pp 261-265

STUDY:

EXERCISE: Group work: cover letter revision

LESSON: Cover letters: Principals and critique

Fall 2020



Week 1

Wed, August 26:

REVIEW:

LESSON: Course orientation & website introduction; Week 2 Assignment description

 

Week 2

Wed, September 2

SUBMIT:

READ:

  • EA (8e) Chap 1

  • BC Chap 1 "Good Writing" pp 1-15

REVIEW:

LESSON: EA argument identification overview; BC "What is Good Writing?"

 

Week 3 - Unit Lesson & Groups

Wednesday, September 9

READ:

  • BWC (Business Writer's Companion) 7e, selections:

(Pagination below is for the 7th edition of BWC and may differ slightly from the 8th edition. Please use the sections titles listed to guide your reading.)

    • pp xxvii-xxxiii "Five Steps..."

    • pp 3-5 "Audience" & "Collaborative Writing"

    • p 33 "Preparation"

    • p 35-36 "Proofreading" & "Purpose"

    • p 39 "Revision"

    • p 41 "Writing a Draft"

    • pp 162-64 "Notetaking," "Paraphrasing," & "Plagiarism"

    • pp 167-173 "Research"

    • pp 310 "Conciseness"

SAMPLES:

LESSON: Structuring Rogerian arguments of fact; Project introduction & group formation



Week 4 - Workshopping

Wednesday, September 16

READ:

STUDY:

REVIEW:

EA Chap 7 "Structuring Arguments" pp 135-142

EA Chap 8 "Arguments of Fact" pp 164-185

LESSON: Start-up strategy practice: The Questioning Method

WORKSHOP: Group project development

 

Week 5 - Workshopping

Wednesday, September 23

SUBMIT:  Personal Project Narrative: 1 pp (mimimum) (iLearn submission)  See the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on these assignments

SAMPLES: 

Sample Individual Project Narrative 1

Sample Individual Project Narrative 2

READ: 

  • EA Chap 15 "Presenting Arguments" pp 363-380

  • BC Chap 6 "Presentations" pp 44-51

WORKSHOP: Group project development



Week 6 - Presentations

Wednesday, September 30

SUBMIT:  Prezi presentation link via Email  [Please see the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on these assignments]

REVIEW: 

COMPLETE: (one survey response for each group presentation) 

  • (The peer evaluation form I want you to fill out during and after each of the group presentations today has been moved: it's now an online survey in iLearn. The item is called "Peer Presentation Feedback form" and it's located at the top of your iLearn course page in the Admin & Communications section.)

LESSON: Presentations & critique



Week 7 - Skills Week:

Business Forms: Cover Letters

Wednesday, October 7

SUBMIT: Cover Letter DRAFT (1/2 - 1 page) iLearn submission  - Please see the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on this assignment

READ:

  • BC Appendix B pp 70-71 (129-142)

  • BWC "Application Cover Letters" pp 261-265

STUDY:

EXERCISE: Group work: cover letter revision

LESSON: Cover letters: Principals and critique



Week 8 - Unit Lesson:

Definition Arguments & The Toulmin Model

Wednesday, October 14

SUBMIT: Final Cover Letter (1 page) iLearn submission  Please see the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on this assignment

READ:

  • EA Chap 7 pp 143-163 on Toulmin argumentation

  • EA Chap 9 "Arguments of Definition" pp 197-223

STUDY:

Samples:

LESSON: Structuring arguments of definition & the Toulmin model

 

Week 9

Wednesday, October 21

-- CLASS CANCELLED --

SUBMIT: Definition-based discussion w/ Toulmin labeling (350 words) iLearn submission - Please see the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on this assignment.

* You may use respond to or critique one of the arguments on the "GMAT Sample Questions" sheet below if you wish (or you may make your own argument separate from those, either is fine). If you use one of these, please copy/paste it onto the top of your writing work so I'll know which one you're writing about.



Week 10 

Wednesday, October 28

-- CLASS CANCELLED --

 

Week 11 - Workshop:

Definition Arguments, The Toulmin Model & In-class essays

Wednesday, November 4

REVIEW:

Samples & Templates:

EXERCISE (group work): Oulining a Toulmin argument

 

Week 12 - In-course Essay (via iLearn):

Definition Arguments & The Toulmin Model

Friday, November 13

-- NO IN-CLASS MEETING --

SUBMIT: In-course timed exam: Definition-based / Toulmin Argument Essay (700 words minimum; labeled) (iLearn submission

Please see the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on this assignment



Week 13 - Unit Lesson: Proposal Writing

Wednesday, November 18

READ: 

* Please Note: The resources this week are LARGE scanned files: Some may take time to load on your machine

REVIEW: (Refer to only as needed throughout the proposal unit):

Proposal templates:

LESSON: Proposal writing & planning

 

Week 14

Wednesday, November 25

Thanksgiving recess - No class this week



Week 15 - Skills Week:

Business Letters

Please bring a laptop or tablet with you for in-class exercises

Thursday, December 5

REVIEW:

  • BC Chap 2 "Startup Strategies" pp 25-26 (Free writing)

  • BC Chap 5 "Everyday Writing" pp 67-72 ("Business Letters That Do the Job")

REVIEW:

GROUP SUBMIT (in class): Practice business letter (from Letter Types List)

LESSON: Business letters - Principals & critique

Week 15 - Proposal Planning Workshop

Wednesday, December 2

SUBMIT: Proposal Abstract (iLearn submission)  Please see the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on this assignment

WORKSHOP: Group project development

READ/STUDY:

 

Week 16 - Proposal Critique

Wednesday, December 9

SUBMIT: Group Proposal (iLearn submission)  Please see the BUS 714 Assignment Page for details on this assignment

REVIEW:

PRESENT & CRITIQUE: Proposal (4 pp min) Proposal will be projected on the screen for the class to review while your group informally presents its work for discussion and critique by the rest of the class

LESSON: Proposal presentation & critique

Content Links

 

Presentation Support



Pathos



Ethos



Logos

 

Sample memo #2 (pdf file)



Rogerian vs Classical Argument



Fact-based Argument



Dates & Deadlines

First day of class: Jan 26

Labor Day recess: Sep 7

Add/Drop deadline: Sep 14

Veteran's Day recess: Nov 11

Withdraw deadline: Nov 16

Thanksgiving recess: Nov 23-27

Last day of class: Dec 9

Last day of term: Dec 18



Resources

 

Samples, Templates & Guides



Readings Archive

Miscellaneous Readings *password protected

Miscellany Media Links

What Makes an A Paper?

How Do I Make it Longer?

Pronunciation Key

Notetaking Checklist

Notetaking Skills

Notetaking Methods

Cornell Notes

Cornell Notes - annotated template

Cornell Notes - Template shell 2

What is a Double-Entry Journal?

Sample Double-Entry Journal

Sample Annotated Text

Glossed Text 1

Glossed Text 2

KWLS Chart template

Sample KWLS Chart

Sample Vocabulary Log

Annotation Guide

Course Evaluation

Questions for Analysis

What is Comparative Writing?

The Comparative Method

Comparative Analysis

Comparative Models

Sample Annotated List 1

How to Cite a Book

How to Cite a Website

How to Cite a Work from an Anthology

How to Cite an Article from a Periodical

How to Cite an Article from a Database

Annotated Works Cited lists

Preparing Annotated Works Cited lists

Works Cited list sample 1

Works Cited List sample 2

Template list

What is Plagiarism?

7 Rules of Thumb

Plagiarism Examples

Avoiding Plagiarism Checklist

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