Communication

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To pass the course, you must earn a passing percentage of the course points.

Week 1
Diagnostic Essay (points)
Syllabus Part One
Syllabus Part Two
Syllabus test (points)
Sentence Flow
Active Voice
Week 2
Paragraphs
The Traditional Essay
Brainstorming
Audience
Basic Outlining
Support
Transitions
Introductions and Conclusions
Practice Essay
Week 3
Example Essay (points)
Practice research paper (points)
Writing a research-paper body paragraph
How to build a research paper from the ground up (preview)
Very Short Research Paper (points)
Citing Sources for the Very Short Research Paper
Plagiarism
Quotations
Gathering evidence through library/computer research
Week 6
Outline of Research Paper  (points)
Finishing the research paper (introduction, conclusion, transitions, etc.)
Peer Edit Research Paper
Final Draft Research Paper due (assignment above)
Week 7
Tone in Business Documents
Context and Background in Business Documents
Direct Letter (points)
Bad News (Indirect) Letter (points)
Week 8
Business Report (points)
Email (points)
Understanding the Employer’s Perspective
Week 9
Cover Letter (points)
Resume (points)
References (points)
Week 10
Interpersonal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Making Others Feel Listened To
Active Listening
Understanding the Employer’s Perspective
Interviewing
Week 11
Example Paragraphs (3) Job Interview (points)
Reaction to Mock Job Interview (points)
Week 12
The Basics Of A Good Speech
Combating Nervousness
Delivery
Visual Aids
Week 14
Speech Plan Outline (points)
Speech Plan Slides (points)
Week 15
Speech (points) (Video Requirements)

The schedule above is approximate and subject to change.

Basic Grammar, Writing, and Punctuation Practice
Parts of Speech
Fragments and Run-ons
Commas
Plurals and Possessives
Parallel Construction
Colons and Semi-colons

End Punctuation and Quotation Marks
Subject/Verb Agreement
Shifts in Tense and Number
Capitalization
Choosing the Correct Pronoun
Commonly Confused Words
Misplaced Modifiers
Irregular Verbs
Spelling
Parentheses, Ellipses, Dashes and Hyphens

Non-comprehensive list of acceptable sources