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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


Week 1
Course Introductions
January 30-31

Course orientation & website introduction; Week 2 assignment description

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

  • Canvas Profile (headshot & narrative)  (Canvas)


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)


The Rules 

Proofreading Notes

Common Error Patterns

Quotation Integration Strategies

File Naming Guide

Formatting Template

MLA Citation Quick Guide

Essay Rubric Explanation


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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