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SFSU College of Business | BUS 714 - Elements of Business Writing

Spring 2023 | Sections: 01Z (10475) Monday 6:30-9:15 pm & 02Z (10476) Tuesday 11-1:45 pm

Office Hours: Zoom meetings by appointment: Wednesdays 1-3 pm

Email: gchrist@sfsu.edu 

Week 1
Course Introductions
January 30-31
REVIEW:
LESSON:

Course orientation & website introduction; Week 2 assignment description

Week 2
Argument Patterns Overview
February 6-7
SUBMIT:
  • Argument Analysis ESSAY (2 pp minimum)  (Canvas)

  • Canvas Profile (headshot & narrative)  (Canvas)

READ:

Everything's an Argument (EA): Chapter 1 "Understanding Arguments and Reading them Critically" pp 3-29

Business Communication (BC): Chapter 1 "Good Writing" pp 1-15

NYT Opinion Pages "Room for Debate"  (web)

REVIEW:

The Rules 

Proofreading Notes

Common Error Patterns

Quotation Integration Strategies

File Naming Guide

Formatting Template

MLA Citation Quick Guide

Essay Rubric Explanation

LESSON:

Types of argument & writing strategies overview

Dates & Deadlines

First day of class:  Jan 30-31

Add/Drop deadline:  Fri, Feb 17

Spring Break:  Mon-Sat, Mar 20-25

Withdraw deadline:  Mon, Apr 14

Last day of class:  May 15-16

Last day of term:  Fri, May 26

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