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Course Description

Successful communicators know that effective writing is essential in a variety of professions. You will develop your writing skills through working on correspondence, such as letters, memos, and email; as well as summaries, reports and/or proposals. Topics include: composition, writing clearly, grammar, sentence structure, writing across cultures, and ethical writing. Ample opportunity for writing is available through exercises and assignments, and feedback on your writing is provided by peers as well as by the instructor.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Write a variety of workplace documents 
  • Apply basic grammar, sentence structure and punctuation in workplace writing
  • Identify and demonstrate simple and clear writing
  • Demonstrate concrete and direct written language
  • Describe and apply ethical writing guidelines.

Notes

Previous course names/numbers: Business Writing Basics (BMC 113) and Professional Writing Basics (WRI 130)

This is not an introductory writing course. Opportunities to practise grammar, punctuation and mechanics are provided; however, specific instruction in these basic skills is not the focus of the course.

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Type
Online
Dates
Jan 18, 2022 to Mar 28, 2022
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $795.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Successful Writing At Work
Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Edition: 11th
ISBN-10: 1337285013
ISBN-13: 9781337285018

Title: Rules for Writers 9E (with 2020 APA Update)
Author: Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers 
Publisher: Macmillan Learning (MPS) – Bedford / St. Martins
Edition: TBA in November
ISBN-13: 978-1319361303

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online
Dates
Apr 12, 2022 to Jun 20, 2022
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $795.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Successful Writing At Work
Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Edition: 11th
ISBN-10: 1337285013
ISBN-13: 9781337285018

Title: Rules for Writers 9E (with 2020 APA Update)
Author: Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers 
Publisher: Macmillan Learning (MPS) – Bedford / St. Martins
Edition: TBA
ISBN-13: 978-1319361303

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online
Dates
Jun 14, 2022 to Aug 08, 2022
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $795.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Successful Writing At Work
Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Edition: 11th
ISBN-10: 1337285013
ISBN-13: 9781337285018

Title: Rules for Writers 9E (with 2020 APA Update)
Author: Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers 
Publisher: Macmillan Learning (MPS) – Bedford / St. Martins
Edition: TBA
ISBN-13: 978-1319361303

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online
Dates
Sep 20, 2022 to Nov 28, 2022
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $795.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Successful Writing At Work
Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Edition: 11th
ISBN-10: 1337285013
ISBN-13: 9781337285018

Title: Rules for Writers 
Author: Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers 
Publisher: Macmillan Learning (MPS) – Bedford / St. Martins
Edition: 10
ISBN:9781319392949

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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