Communication

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

Week 1
Syllabus
Syllabus test (points)
Sentence Flow
Active Voice
Week 2
Fragments and Run-ons
Commas
Plurals and Possessives
Parallel Construction
Shifts in Tense and Number
Paragraphs
Week 3
The Traditional Essay
Brainstorming
Audience
Basic Outlining
Support
Transitions
Introductions and Conclusions
Practice Essay
Week 4
Example Essay (points)
Week 5
Very Short PRACTICE Research Paper (points)
Very Short PRACTICE Research Paper Evidence
Writing a research-paper body paragraph
Plagiarism
Quotations
Week 6
How to build a research paper from the ground up (preview)
Very Short Research Paper (points)
What types of information are you looking for?
Non-comprehensive List of Acceptable Sources
Outline for Very Short Research Paper
Citing Sources for the Very Short Research Paper
Gathering evidence through library/computer research
Week 7
Finishing the research paper (introduction, conclusion, transitions, etc.)
Peer Edit Research Paper
Final Draft Research Paper due (assignment above)
Week 8
Tone in Business Documents
Context and Background in Business Documents
Direct Letter (points)
Bad News (Indirect) Letter (points)
Week 9
Business Report (points)
Email (points)
Understanding the Employer’s Perspective
Week 10
Cover Letter (points)
Resume (points)
References (points)
Week 11
Interpersonal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Making Others Feel Listened To
Active Listening
Week 12
Understanding the Employer’s Perspective
Interviewing
Week 13
Example Paragraphs (3) Job Interview (points)
Reaction to Mock Job Interview (points)
Week 14
The Basics Of A Good Speech
Combating Nervousness
Delivery
Visual Aids
Oral Presentation Example Analysis
Week 15
Speech Plan Outline (points)
Speech Plan Slides (points)
Week 16
Speech (points) (Video Requirements)(Example of acceptable video)

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