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In order to keep an open mind, I am trying to avoid learning anything.

--Ashleigh Brilliant

Students taking Advanced Composition and English I
should see
HOW ESSAYS ARE GRADED.

CLICK ON ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

ADVANCED COMPOSITION

ENGLISH I SUMMER SESSION 2013

ENGLISH I  Semester II, 2013

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION  Semester II, 2013

 

 

 
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HOW ESSAYS ARE GRADED

What does an essay of each grade look like?

Grade

Thesis

Organization

Evidence/Support

Mechanics

A The writer knows what he/she wants to say and why he/she wants to say it. The thesis is the governing idea that clearly determines what goes into the entire essay, and the writer uses the thesis to change the reader's vision. Every paragraph supports the main argument/thesis statement in a coherent way, and clear transitions point out why each new paragraph follows the previous one. Concrete examples support general points within the essay. The essay explains the source and significance of each example. The essay uses correct spelling and punctuation. In short, it generally exhibits a good command of academic prose.
B 䨥 essay has a solid, consistent focus, but it doesn't quite know why it does what it does.
䨥 essay includes some imaginative ideas that hint at a convincing and important argument, but they are not yet working consistently as an argument.
The essay as a whole works in a logical way, but the paragraphs within it do not always follow a consistent logic. Some paragraphs do not offer a reason why they appear where they do. The essay offers a mix of solid evidence and unsupported generalizations. It uses most evidence well, but the essay needs some more or needs to clarify the significance of some of what is already there. The essay contains occasional but limited errors in syntax, agreement, pronoun reference, and/or punctuation.
C The essay replaces an argument with a topic, giving a series of related observations without suggesting a logic for their presentation or a reason for presenting them. The observations of the essay are listed rather than organized. Often, this is a symptom of a problem in developing the thesis, as the framing of the essay has not provided a path for evidence to follow. The essay offers very little concrete evidence, instead relying on plot summary or generalities to talk about a text. If concrete evidence is present, its origin or significance is not clear. The essay contains frequent errors in syntax, agreement, pronoun reference, and/or punctuation.
D The essay lacks even a consistent topic, providing a series of largely unrelated observations. The observations are listed rather than organized, and some of them do not appear to belong in the essay at all. The essay offers no concrete evidence or misuses a little evidence. It does still try to support its thesis, though. The essay contains consistent and basic errors in syntax, agreement, reference, spelling, and/or punctuation.
F The essay shows little sign of a thesis ꠠ a single controlling idea. The essay loses the reader. Both essay and paragraphs lack coherence. The essay uses plagiarized or inapplicable evidence. The essay contains constant and glaring mechanical errors.

 

 

 

 

ADVANCED COMPOSITION

SEMESTER II 2011

 

I. REQUIRED TEXT:

Current Issues and Enduring Questions, by S. Barnet and H. Bedau , 9th edition

Recommended--One of the following paperback dictionaries:

Webster’s New World

American Heritage

Random House

II. INSTRUCTOR:

R.H. Moody

Office: 211C

Office Phone: 246-6588

E-mail: reg65@charter.net

Web site: http://moodystudents.info

Conference Times: M-W-F   11:30-12:30
Other times by appointment.

III. WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

It is your responsibility to formally withdraw from your classes if you need to drop a class or transfer to another section. Instructors will not withdraw you for lack of attendance or for any issue or reason. Instructors will not give a W for a grade to any student for any reason. This means that if your name is still on the class student roster at the end of the semester and you havenযrmally withdrawn from the course, you will get a grade based on what you堤one (or havenयne) so far in that class.

Lack of attendance will not directly or automatically affect your grade.

IF YOU MISS CLASS, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR MATERIAL COVERED IN CLASS, CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS, HANDOUTS, AND CLASS ASSIGNMENTS.

 

IV. EXAMS:

Exams will consist of essay, short answer, and objective type questions. No make-up exams will be given for any reason. Expect several pop quizzes to encourage you to keep up with the assigned readings.

V. ESSAY REQUIREMENTS:

1.   Five-six 1000 word essays will be assigned during the semester.

You have the option of revising your essays as often as you wish. The grade on the last re-written essay will stand as that essay’s grade. Revised essays must be turned in no later than the second class period following the return of the last draft. The last graded draft must be included with your latest or current revision.

Assignments should be typed or word processed, double spaced, and should contain the following information in the upper right-hand corner:

Name

Course Name

Class Hour

  NUMBER YOUR PAGES. Staple or paper clip your pages.

2.   A 250-500 word letter to the "Voice of the People", Capital Times", is required. The final draft must be turned in in AMS business letter format with a stamped, addressed envelope.

3.   1500-2000 Word Essay: This essay will deal with some limited aspect of your research paper. Using internal documentation (at least three) refer to at least three sources. Correctly list those sources on a separate page entitled "Works Cited." Summarize and paraphrase (put in your own words) information from your sources. In this paper, all content from other sources must be documented. This essay must be turned in with your research paper.

4.   A weekly one paragraph Internet assignment will be due each Friday. See Skeptic's on my website for details and instructions

 

VI. RESEARCH PAPER:

12-20 pages, typed and double spaced, MLA format.

Minimum of seven different sources in documentation. Encyclopedias are not acceptable sources. Sources must be cited using internal documentation. Failure to document will result in a D or F grade on your paper. A "Works Cited" page listing all sources cited in your paper must be included.

Pages of research papers should be stapled together. Do not use folders or binders.

EXCEPT FOR EXTRAORDINARY REASONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES, RESEARCH PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER DUE DATE. IN OTHER WORDS, NO LATE RESEARCH PAPERS!!! Research papers  cannot be revised

 

NOTE: PLAGIARISM IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE. IF YOU SUBMIT A PAPER THAT IS NOT YOUR WORK, FOR EXAMPLE ONE DOWNLOADED FROM THE INTERNET, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC F GRADE FOR THE COURSE. ANY TIME YOU USE INFORMATION FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES FOR YOUR PAPERS㏎TENT, THAT INFORMATION MUST BE CITED USING INTERNAL DOCUMENTATION.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

You should read the following daily/weekly:

Editorial/Opinion of the Day

Logical Fallacy of the Day

Article/Essay of the Week

Issue of the Week

These can be found on the homepage of my web site under My Daily Picks.
Expect pop quizzes.
 

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED OR WORD PROCESSED.
 

VII. CLASS DISCUSSION:

Participation in class discussion is not required, but I do strongly encourage it. Much of this course’s enjoyment and success will depend on your willingness to "get into it", to give and take during class discussions. The point is not to always say the right thing, to give the right answer; the point is to participate. Besides, often there will be no right answer, no correct thing to say.

If you participate in class discussion, it will help your grade; if you do not, it will not hurt your grade.

During class discussion and in comments on your paper, I will often play the "devil’s advocate." A devil’s advocate is someone who argues the other side no matter what her/his opinion or position is.

 

VIII. GRADE DISTRIBUTION:

Exams, Quizzes, Essays 3/4

Research Paper 1/4

IX. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is a continuation of English I and II. It extends the skills of critical reading and expository writing with an emphasis on incorporating these skills into developing sound written arguments. The main purpose of this course, therefore, is to further develop your writing skills and critical thinking skills, particularly in the effective supporting of ideas and generalizations with sound reasoning and evidence.

X. INCOMPLETES AND WITHDRAWALS:

A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given only for extraordinary reasons such as a prolonged illness or family tragedy. Do not ask near the end of the semester for an Incomplete unless you have a strong, valid reason.

If you decide to quit a class, officially withdraw from that class in the registration office so that you are not still listed as attending that class. If you simply stop coming to this class and if registration has not notified me that you withdrew, meaning my records indicate that you are still enrolled in my class, then I will give you a semester grade based on the work you have submitted.

Read the above two paragraphs one more time!

 

 

ADVANCED COMPOSITION

BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE

I. REASONS FOR STUDYING ARGUMENT

A. Search for truth

B. Persuasion awareness

C. Need to develop intelligent positions on issues

D. Most common expression of reasoning

II. OBSTACLES TO CRITICAL THINKING

A. Cultural conditioning

B. Reliance on authority

C. Hasty moral judgment

D. Black and white thinking

E. Labels

F. Resistance to change

G. Frame of reference

H. Mother hen syndrome

I. Myth of right answer

J. Self-deception and wishful thinking

K. Political Correctness

III. BECOMING A CRITICAL THINKER

A. Filter Vs sponge

B. Objectivity

C. Seeing from different perspectives

D. Emotions and religion

E. Rogerian argument

IV. CRITICAL THINKING

A. Analysis

B. Evaluation

C. Logical Fallacies

D. Writing as a way of thinking

E. Assumptions

V. CRITICAL READING

A. Active reading (filter Vs sponge)

B. Summarizing

C. Persuasion, argument, dispute

D. Reason Vs Rationalization

E. Procedures in argument

1.Definition

2.Assumption

3. Premises and syllogisms

4. Deduction

5.Induction

6. Evidence

a. Personal Experience

b. Examples

c. Authorities

d. Statistics

VI. CRITICAL WRITING ( ANALYSIS OF ARGUMENT )

A. Thesis

B. Purpose

C. Methods

D. Persona

VII. DEVELOPING AN ARGUMENT

A. Getting ideas

B. Thesis

C. Imagining an audience

D. Title

E. Opening paragraphs

F. Organization

G. Revision

H. Endings

I. Writer’s persona

J. "We", "One", "I", or "You"

 

VIII. THE EXTENDED RESEARCH ARGUMENT

A. Why use sources

B. Choosing a topic

C. Finding material

D. Interviewing

E. Using the library

F. Using the Internet

G. Reading and taking notes

H. Plagiarism

I. Writing the paper

J. Quoting from sources

K. Internal documentation

IX. LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT

A. Power of words

B. Connotation

C. Slanting

D. Picturesque language

E. Concrete and abstract language

X. REVIEW OF COMPOSITION BASICS AS NEEDED

A. Unity

B. Organization

C. Coherence

D. Topic sentences

E. Grammar and mechanics

ESSAYS WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNREAD UNLESS YOU DO THE FOLLOWING:

INCLUDE YOUR NAME

INCLUDE COURSE NAME

INCLUDE A TITLE

UNDERLINE YOUR THESIS STATEMENT

UNDERLINE EACH TOPIC SENTENCE

You do not need to underline anything for your letter and research paper.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

With the exception of your research paper, you can be up to a week late with one of your assignments without a grade penalty. Other assignments will not be accepted if they are late. They are due on the due date during class, not after class, not the next day.

ON USING OUTSIDE SOURCES FOR 1000 WORD ESSAYS

Unless otherwise instructed, use outside sources for only specific content such as names, dates, places, statistics. . . for "hard" content and data that you might need to look up. Do not use outside sources for your reasons, ideas, opinions, general content. I want to know what you think, how you think, what you know, and how you express your content.

 

OTHER CONCERNS

WEATHER-- If I cancel classes because of weather, I will post a cancellation notice on my home page of my Web site by 7:00a.m. I follow two guidelines: If the Madison Public Schools are closed, I will cancel classes. If motorists are being warned by law enforcement to stay off the roads unless it࡮ emergency, I will cancel classes. Use your common sense. If itਥavy snow and/or blizzard conditions, stay home.

TEACHER ABSENCE-- If a teacher is absent, that teacher will notify his/her division office. It is then the appropriate administratorಥsponsibility to find a substitute teacher, not the absent teacherಥsponsibility. In other words, if you teacher is absent and no one is there to cover the class, don튢lame your teacher.

STUDENT COMPLAINTS-- If you feel that you have a legitimate concern/complaint about or against one of you teachers, try to work it out one-on-one with that teacher before going to an administrator. Otherwise, it looks as if you場rying to get that teacher in trouble rather than resolve a concern or solve a problem.

E-MAILING ASSIGNMENTS頥-mail address for assignments is reg65@charter.net. E-mail assignments only if you canࡴtend class on the assignmentवe date. The assignment must reach me on or before the due date.

Send the assignment as an attachment. Do not type it out on the e-mail튰age.

Make sure the subject line contains in ALL CAPS the following: ASSIGNMENT: (TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT). For example, ASSIGNMENT: COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAY or ASSIGNMENT: TEXT PAGE 40, #13.

Please do not abuse this option. It takes time for me to download and print out e-mailed assignments.

DUE DATES

 RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC    Jan. 28

  WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR RESEARCH PAPER    Feb. 18
Minimum of seven sources in correct style.

  LETTER TO EDITOR, FIRST DRAFT   Mar. 02

 1500-2000 WORD ESSAY    Apr. 22
This essay must be turned in with your research paper. May 4

  RESEARCH PAPER

BACK TO TOP

 

ENGLISH I

SUMMER SESSION 2013

I. REQUIRED TEXTS: None. Reading assignments and exercises will come from handouts and the Internet. Note: Access to Internet is not required, but desirable.

 

II. INSTRUCTOR:

R.H. Moody

Office: 211C

Phone: 246-6588

E-mail: reg65@charter.net

Web Site: www.moodystudents.info

Conference Hours: Directly after class meets or by appointment.

 

III. WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

It is your responsibility to formally withdraw from your classes if you need to drop a class or transfer to another section. Instructors will not withdraw you for attendance or for any issue or reason. Instructors will not give a W for a grade to any student for any reason. This means that if your name is still on the class student roster at the end of the semester and you havenযrmally withdrawn from the course, you will get a grade based on what you堤one (or havenयne) so far in that class.

Lack of attendance will not directly or automatically affect your course grade.

IF YOU MISS CLASS, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR MATERIAL COVERED IN CLASS, CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS, HANDOUTS, AND ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN ON THE DAY/S YOU MISSED.

IV. POP QUIZZES:

Expect several pop quizzes ( to encourage you to keep up with assigned readings ). They will be based on the content of the assigned readings, rhetorical terms and concepts, and vocabulary. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Quiz grades will be averaged together and will count as one essay grade.

 

V. ASSIGNMENTS:

Five 4-page essays

One 1000 word essay

Letter to the editor ( Capital Times )

Research paper

1500 WORD ESSAY:

The 1500 word essay will deal with some limited aspect or concern of your research paper. Using internal documentation ( at least two ), cite at least two sources. Correctly list those sources on a separate page entitled " Works Cited ". Do not use direct quotes from your sources. Instead, summarize and paraphrase ( put in your own words ) information from your sources. This essay must be turned in with your research paper.

LETTER TO EDITOR:

This letter should be 250-500 words long, typed. The final draft must be turned in AMS business letter format, along with a stamped, addressed envelope. The final draft is due two class periods after the return of your working draft.

You have the option of revising and re-writing your essays and letter as often as you wish. The grade on your last revision will stand as that essay튧rade. Revised essays must be turned in no later than the second class period following the return of the last draft. The last graded draft must be included with your latest or current revision.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED OR WORD PROCESSED AND SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE FIRST PAGE:

Name

Assignment Title

Double space and leave a 1 1/2 inch on sides and bottom. NUMBER YOUR PAGES.

 

RESEARCH PAPER:
 

Your research paper should deal with a topic of CURRENT interest, something that most people would want to or need to know about. The more relevant the topic is to you , the better.

Histories, biographies, arguments, advice, and how-to explanations are not acceptable topics for a college-level expository research paper.

10-15 pages, typed and double spaced.

Minimum of five sources in documentation. Paper must use MLA format. Google MLA format and then select MLA Style and Formatting Guide on PurdueϗL pages. Failure to cite sources using internal documentation will result in a D or F grade on your research paper. A Works Cited page listing all sources cited in your paper should be included using the standard bibliography format/style. Encyclopedias and pamphlets are not acceptable sources.

Pages of research paper should be stapled together. Do not use folders or binders.

Except for extraordinary reasons and circumstances, research papers will not be accepted after due date. In other words, NO LATE RESEARCH PAPERS.

IF YOU SUBMIT ANY PAPER THAT YOU DID NOT CREATE, THAT WAS WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE OR MOSTLY WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE, YOU WILL GET AN F ON THAT PAPER . YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUBMIT ANOTHER PAPER FOR THAT ASSIGNMENT.

VI. CLASS DISCUSSION:

Participation in class discussion is not required, but I do strongly encourage it. If you participate in class discussion, it will improve your grade point average. However, not participating will not hurt your grade.

VII. GRADE DISTRIBUTION:

Essays and quizzes 3/4

Research Paper 1/4

 

VIII. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a basic college level composition course that focuses on expository writing or writing that explains. This is the most common type of writing done in college and on the job. the principle objective of this course is to develop clear, usable, every-day prose that expresses adequately supported logical points.

The readings and exercises in the handouts help you to understand the basic writing concepts of focus, organization, unity, coherence, style, and tone. They also serve as a reference source for understanding and correcting common writing problems. You will also find sections on writing your research paper. The essays serve several purposes. First, they provide models of professional writing in which authors use language effectively to achieve a definite purpose. Second, they give you practice in critical reading. Third, the essays can stimulate you to fresh insights and reflections about your own experiences. Finally, the essays provide models of writing for you to analyze to find out what strategies writers use to produce effective prose.

An essay can be grammatically correct, coherent, and well organized, and yet say nothing of any significance or importance, or merely state the obvious and that which we all already know. Therefore, we will place strong emphasis on content and substance, on saying something worthwhile.

David Bartholomy, in his "guide to interesting writing" entitled Sometimes You Just Have To Stand Naked, offers this important tip:

"Questions you should ask yourself while you堷orking on a writing and after you think it঩nished--

If this were some one elseෲiting, would I read it?

Would I find it interesting?

If the answer is  figure out what to do to make it interesting."

OBJECTIVES: This course will help you develop expository prose that is will-organized, coherent, concise, clear, well-reasoned, specific and detailed with worthwhile content that anticipates readersᵥstions and reactions and that illustrates sound critical thinking skills

 

USING OUTSIDE SOURCES FOR 500 WORD ESSAYS: Use outside sources for specific content such as names, dates, places, statistics. . .for "hard " data that you might need to look up. Do not use outside sources for your reasons, points, ideas, opinions, general content. The content of your papers should be your content, what you think and what you know, not what someone else thinks and knows.

 

LATE ASSIGNMENTS: With the exception of the research paper, you can be up to a week late with one of your assignments without a grade penalty. After that, other assignments turned in late will not be accepted. Assignments are due on the due date during class, not after class, not the next day.

 

UNREAD ESSAYS: Essays will be returned to you unread unless you do the following:

Include your name

Include assignment title

Include a title (the title you give your paper )

Underline your thesis statement

Underline each topic sentence

Include a purpose statement on a separate page.

Your purpose statement should be worded this way:

My purpose is to ___________ so that my reader/s _____________.

In the second part of your purpose statement, avoid these words: know, see, understand, realize, comprehend, be aware of, be informed about. Obviously, you want your reader/s to understand what you堪ust said. Why are you giving them this information? If you explain in writing how to charge a dead battery, then you want your reader/s to be able to do it. Always ask, "What do I want from my readers?" "Why am I giving my reader/s this information?"

NOTE: You do not have to underline thesis statements or topic sentences in your letter, 1000-word essay, and research paper.

BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE

 

I . BRIEF REVIEW OF SOME GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION.

II . POLISHING SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND STYLE

( continued throughout semester )

A. Word Choice ( diction )

B. Sentence Form and Clarity ( syntax )

III . DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPH

A. Topic Sentence

B. Coherence

C. Unity

D. Development

IV. CRITICAL READING AND THE EXPOSITORY ESSAY

  A. Identifying the main idea

  B. Identifying supporting details

  C. Reading like a sponge & reading like a filter

V. DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXPOSITORY ESSAY

A. Parts

B. Focus and Unity

C. Order of Development

1. Direction

2. Patterns of Development

D. Coherence

E. Emphasis

F. Patterns of Exposition

G. Supporting Generalizations

H. Revising

IV. WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER

  A. Summarizing
 
  B. Paraphrasing

  C. Citation and Documentation
  
   D. Using and Evaluating Internet Resources

 

DUE DATES

 

RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC: JUNE 17

 

LIMITED FOCUS FOR RESEARCH PAPER: JUNE 23

 

WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY: JUNE 28
MINIMUM OF SEVEN SOURCES IN CORRECT FORMAT AND STYLE.

 

LETTER TO EDITOR, FIRST DRAFT: JULY 1
 

1500 WORD ESSAY: JULY 09
A COPY OR GRADED DRAFT MUST BE TURNED IN WITH RESEARCH PAPER.

 

RESEARCH PAPER: JULY 15

 

OTHER CONCERNS

WEATHER-- If I cancel classes because of weather, I will post a cancellation notice on my home page of my Web site by 7:00a.m. I follow two guidelines: If the Madison Public Schools are closed, I will cancel classes. If motorists are being warned by law enforcement to stay off the roads unless it࡮ emergency, I will cancel classes. Use your common sense. If it༩>heavy snow and/or blizzard conditions, stay home.

TEACHER ABSENCE-- If a teacher is absent, that teacher will notify his/her division office. It is then the appropriate administratorಥsponsibility to find a substitute teacher, not the absent teacherಥsponsibility. In other words, if you teacher is absent and no one is there to cover the class, don튢lame your teacher.

STUDENT COMPLAINTS-- If you feel that you have a legitimate
concern/complaint about or against one of you teachers, try to work it out
one-on-one with that teacher before going to an administrator. Otherwise, it looks as if you場rying to get that teacher in trouble rather than resolve a
concern or solve a problem.

E-MAILING ASSIGNMENTS-My e-mail address for assignments is reg65@charter.net.E-mail assignments only if you canࡴtend class on the assignmentवe date. The assignment must reach me on or before the due date.

Send the assignment as an attachment. Do not type it out on the e-mail튰age. Do not e-mail assignments if you do not have an updated antivirus program running all the time. Many e-mail attachments sent by students have contained macro viruses that were caught by Norton antivirus.

Make sure the subject line contains in ALL CAPS the following: ASSIGNMENT: (TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT). For example, ASSIGNMENT: COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAY or ASSIGNMENT: TEXT PAGE 40, #13.

Please do not abuse this option. It takes time for me to download and print out e-mailed assignments.

 

ASSIGNMENTS璁DING SCALE:

 

A=4.0

B+/A=3.8

B+=3.5

B/B+=3.3

B=3.0

C+/B=2.8

C+=2.5

C/C+=2.3

C=2.0

You can do the rest.

Calculating your grade: Convert assignment letter grades into the numbers above. Then, add those numbers and divide by the total number of assignments. Unless otherwise noted, all assignments count equally.

 

CLASSROOM CONDUCT
Respecting Other Students and Your Instructors

Please avoid the following while in class:

1. Socializing with classmates and carrying on conversations as if you and they are the only ones in the classroom.

2. Text messaging your friends.

3. Talking on your cell phone. I try to remember to turn mine off or put in on vibrate.

4. Using your laptop or classroom computer to play games and visit sites like FaceBook and YouTube and other sites that have nothing to do with the course. Laptops must remain closed during class and computers must be turned off.

These behaviors distract your instructors as well as other students.

Unlike your high school teachers, college instructors can have you permanently removed from the class. If you engage in the above behaviors, the following will occur:

쯦ont>The first time I will politely ask you to stop.

쯦ont>The second time I will chat with you after class about your disruptive behavior.

쯦ont>The third time I will talk to you about the problem in front of the class.

The fourth time I will take steps to remove you from the class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH I

SEMESTER II 2013

I. REQUIRED TEXTS: None. Reading assignments and exercises will come from handouts and the Internet. Access to the Internet is not required, but desirable.

Recommended--One of the following dictionaries:

Webster’s New World

Random House

 

II. INSTRUCTOR:

R.H. Moody

Office: 211C

Phone: 246-6588

E-mail: reg65@charter.net    Web site: www. moodystudents.info

Conference Hours: M-W-F  11:30-12:30    Other Times By Appointment

III. WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

It is your responsibility to formally withdraw from your classes if you need to drop a class or transfer to another section. Instructors will not withdraw you for attendance or for any issue or reason. Instructors will not give a W for a grade to any student for any reason. This means that if your name is still on the class student roster at the end of the semester and you havenযrmally withdrawn from the course, you will get a grade based on what you堤one (or havenयne) so far in that class.

Lack of attendance will not directly or automatically affect your course grade.

IF YOU MISS CLASS, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR MATERIAL COVERED IN CLASS, CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS, HANDOUTS, AND ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN ON THE DAY/S YOU MISSED.

IV. POP QUIZZES:

Expect several pop quizzes ( to encourage you to keep up with assigned readings ). They will be based on the content of the assigned readings, rhetorical terms and concepts, and vocabulary. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Quiz grades will be averaged together and will count as one essay grade.

V. ASSIGNMENTS:

Five 4-page essays: Size 12 font, double spaced

One 1500 word essay

Letter to the editor ( Capital Times )

Research paper

1500 WORD ESSAY:

The 1500 word essay will deal with some limited aspect or concern of your research paper, Using internal documentation ( at least two ), refer to at least two sources. Correctly list those sources on a separate page entitled " Works Cited ". Do not use direct quotes from your sources. Instead, summarize and paraphrase ( put in your own words ) information from your sources. This essay must be turned in with your research paper.

LETTER TO EDITOR:

This letter should be 250-500 words long, typed. The final draft must be turned in business letter format, along with a stamped, addressed envelope. The final draft is due two class periods after the return of your working draft.

You have the option of revising and re-writing your essays and letter as often as you wish. The grade on your last revision will stand as that essay’s grade. Revised essays must be turned in no later than the second class period following the return of the last draft. The last graded draft must be included with your latest or current revision.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED OR WORD PROCESSED AND SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE FIRST PAGE:

Name

Class Hour

Assignment Title

Double space and leave a 1 1/2 inch on sides and bottom. NUMBER YOUR PAGES.

RESEARCH PAPER (MLA Format):

Your research paper should deal with a topic of current interest, something that most readers would want to or need to know more about. The more relevant the topic is to you, the better.

 Biographies, histories, arguments, advice, and how-to directions are not acceptable topics.

10-15 pages, typed and double spaced.

Minimum of five sources in documentation. Paper must be documented using internal documentation. Failure to do this will result in a D or F grade on your research paper. A " Works Cited " page listing all sources cited in your paper should be included using the standard bibliography format. Encyclopedias and pamphlets are not acceptable sources.

Pages of research paper should be stapled together. Do not use folders or binders.

Except for extraordinary reasons and circumstances, research papers will not be accepted after due date. In other words, NO LATE RESEARCH PAPERS.

NOTE: IF YOU SUBMIT A PAPER/ESSAY THAT YOU DID NOT CREATE, THAT WAS WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE OR MOSTLY WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE, YOU WILL GET AN AUTOMATIC F FOR A COURSE GRADE.

VI. CLASS DISCUSSION:

Participation in class discussion is not required, but I do strongly encourage it. If you participate in class discussion, it will improve your grade point average. However, not participating will not hurt your grade.

VII. GRADE DISTRIBUTION:

Essays and quizzes 3/4   Research Paper 1/4

VIII. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a basic college level composition course that focuses on expository writing or writing that explains. This is the most common type of writing done in college and on the job. the principle objective of this course is to develop clear, usable, every-day prose that expresses adequately supported logical points.

The readings and exercises in the handouts help you to understand the basic writing concepts of focus, organization, unity, coherence, style, and tone. The essays serve several purposes. First, they provide models of professional writing in which authors use language effectively to achieve a definite purpose. Second, they give you practice in critical reading. Third, the essays can stimulate you to fresh insights and reflections about your own experiences. Finally, the essays provide models of writing for you to analyze to find out what strategies writers use to produce effective prose.

An essay can be grammatically correct, coherent, and well organized, and yet say nothing of any significance or importance, or merely state the obvious and that which we all already know. Therefore, we will place strong emphasis on content and substance, on saying something worthwhile.

David Bartholomy, in his "guide to interesting writing" entitled Sometimes You Just Have To Stand Naked, offers this important tip:

"Questions you should ask yourself while you’re working on a writing and after you think it’s finished--

If this were some one else’s writing, would I read it?

Would I find it interesting?

If the answer is ‘No', figure out what to do to make it interesting."

USING OUTSIDE SOURCES FOR 500 WORD ESSAYS: Use outside sources for specific content such as names, dates, places, statistics. . .for "hard " data that you might need to look up. Do not use outside sources for your reasons, points, ideas, opinions, general content. The content of your papers should be your content, what you think and what you know, not what someone else thinks and knows.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS: With the exception of the research paper, you can be up to a week late with one of your assignments without a grade penalty. After that, other assignments turned in late will not be accepted. Assignments are due on the due date during class, not after class, not the next day. Research papers cannot be revised.

UNREAD ESSAYS: Essays will be returned to you unread unless you do the following:

Include your name

Include your class hour

Include assignment title

Include a title (the title you give your paper )

Underline your thesis statement

Underline each topic sentence

Include a purpose statement on a separate page.

Your purpose statement should be worded this way:

My purpose is to ___________ so that my reader/s _____________.

NOTE: You do not have to underline thesis statements or topic sentences in your letter and research paper.

INCOMPLETES AND WITHDRAWALS:

A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given only for extraordinary reasons such as a prolonged illness or family tragedy. Do not ask near the end of the semester for an Incomplete unless you have a strong, valid reason.

If you decide to quit a class, officially withdraw from that class in the registration office so that you are not still listed as attending that class. If you simply stop coming to this class and if registration has not notified me that you withdrew, meaning my records indicate that you are still enrolled in my class, then I will give you a semester grade based on the work you have submitted.

Read the above two paragraphs one more time!

 

 

OTHER CONCERNS

WEATHER-- If I cancel classes because of weather, I will post a cancellation notice on my home page of my Web site by 7:00a.m. I follow two guidelines: If the Madison Public Schools are closed, I will cancel classes. If motorists are being warned by law enforcement to stay off the roads unless it࡮ emergency, I will cancel classes. Use your common sense. If itਥavy snow and/or blizzard conditions, stay home.

TEACHER ABSENCE-- If a teacher is absent, that teacher will notify his/her division office. It is then the appropriate administratorಥsponsibility to find a substitute teacher, not the absent teacherಥsponsibility. In other words, if you teacher is absent and no one is there to cover the class, don튢lame your teacher.

STUDENT COMPLAINTS-- If you feel that you have a legitimate concern/complaint about or against one of you teachers, try to work it out one-on-one with that teacher before going to an administrator. Otherwise, it looks as if you場rying to get that teacher in trouble rather than resolve a concern or solve a problem.

E-MAILING ASSIGNMENTS頥-mail address for assignments is reg65@charter.net. E-mail assignments only if you canࡴtend class on the assignmentवe date. The assignment must reach me on or before the due date.

Send the assignment as an attachment. Do not type it out on the e-mail튰age.

Make sure the subject line contains in ALL CAPS the following: ASSIGNMENT: (TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT). For example, ASSIGNMENT: COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAY or ASSIGNMENT: TEXT PAGE 40, #13.

Please do not abuse this option. It takes time for me to download and print out e-mailed assignments.

 

BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE

 

I . BRIEF REVIEW OF SOME GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION.

II . POLISHING SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND STYLE

( continued throughout semester )

A. Word Choice ( diction )

B. Sentence Form and Clarity ( syntax )

III . DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPH

A. Topic Sentence

B. Coherence

C. Unity

D. Development

IV. CRITICAL READING AND THE EXPOSITORY ESSAY

V. DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXPOSITORY ESSAY

A. Parts

B. Focus and Unity

C. Order of Development

1. Direction

2. Patterns of Development

D. Coherence

E. Emphasis

F. Patterns of Exposition

G. Supporting Generalizations

H. Revising

IV. WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER
      A. Using the Internet and Traditional Sources
      C. Summarizing and Paraphrasing
      B. Documentation and Citation

 

DUE DATES

RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC:    Jan. 25

LIMITED FOCUS FOR RESEARCH PAPER:   Feb. 4

WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY:    Feb. 18
MINIMUM OF SEVEN SOURCES INTERNALLY DOCUMENTED WITH CORRECT WORKS CITED PAGE FORMAT.

LETTER TO EDITOR, FIRST DRAFT:   Mar. 4

1500 WORD ESSAY:  Apr. 15

RESEARCH PAPER: May 6

 

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Comm. Skills  

SEMESTER I 2009

I. REQUIRED TEXT:

A Writer's Workshop, by Bob Brannan  3rd Edition

Recommended--One of the following dictionaries

Webster' s New World

Random House
 

II. INSTRUCTOR:

R.H.Moody

Office: 211C

Phone: 245-6588

E-mail: reg65@charter,net   Web site:www.moodystudents.info

Conference Times: M-W-F 11:30-12:30   Other Times by Appointment

III. ATTENDANCE:

Unless an adequate explanation is provided, a student who is absent from class for two weeks after the last class attended will be withdrawn from that class. A student who is absent without an adequate explanation 25% or more of the total scheduled class periods may be withdrawn from that class. . . No official withdrawals are granted during final exam period.

--Student Handbook

If, for any reason, you plan to withdraw from this class, please notify me. Do not just stop coming to class.

Since class lecture and discussion usually expand on and supplement the readings, you will find it difficult to pass this course without attending class regularly and taking class notes.

If you miss class, you are still responsible for material covered in class, class assignments, class handouts, and class announcements.

 

IV. POP QUIZZES:

To encourage you to keep up with reading assignments, there will be several pop quizzes during the semester. They will be based on the content and vocabulary of the assigned readings. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Each quiz grade will count as one non-essay assignment.

V. IN-CLASS AND OUT-OF-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:

Assignments that will help you write better sentences, paragraphs, and short essays will be required during the semester.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED OR WORD PROCESSED. Essays and paragraphs should be double spaced with a 1 1/2 inch margin on sides and bottom.

They should contain the following information in the upper right-hand corner of the first page:

쯦ont>YOUR NAME

羚nt> CLASS TIME AND DAYS

쯦ont>DATE

쯦ont>ASSIGNMENT NAME

 

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

You have the option of turning in one assignment that's up to one week late without a grade penalty. Other assignments that are late will not be accepted.

VI. CLASS DISCUSSION:

Participation in class discussion is not required, but I strongly encourage it. If you participate, it will improve your course grade point average. If you do not participate, it will not hurt your grade.

VII. GRADE DISTRIBUTION:

Your grade will be based on your assignments and pop quizzes. Essays will count twice as much as other assignments.

 

VIII. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:

In Communication Skills I, some attention will be devoted to improving your listening and reading skills through class discussions, textbook readings and class handouts. The primary focus of this course, though, will be on improving your writing skills, and this course segment's objective is to help you develop clear sentence structure, accurate punctuation, concrete diction, and to help you organize your ideas into sharply focused, coherent paragraphs so you can write clear, grammatically correct, useable, every-day prose that expresses adequately developed and supported logical points.

OTHER CONCERNS

WEATHER-- If I cancel classes because of weather, I will post a cancellation notice on my home page of my Web site by 7:00a.m. I follow two guidelines: If the Madison Public Schools are closed, I will cancel classes. If motorists are being warned by law enforcement to stay off the roads unless it࡮ emergency, I will cancel classes. Use your common sense. If itਥavy snow and/or blizzard conditions, stay home.

TEACHER ABSENCE-- If a teacher is absent, that teacher will notify his/her division office. It is then the appropriate administratorಥsponsibility to find a substitute teacher, not the absent teacherಥsponsibility. In other words, if you teacher is absent and no one is there to cover the class, don튢lame your teacher.

STUDENT COMPLAINTS-- If you feel that you have a legitimate concern/complaint about or against one of you teachers, try to work it out one-on-one with that teacher before going to an administrator. Otherwise, it looks as if you場rying to get that teacher in trouble rather than resolve a concern or solve a problem.

E-MAILING ASSIGNMENTS頥-mail address for assignments is reg65@charter,net. E-mail assignments only if you canࡴtend class on the assignmentवe date. The assignment must reach me on or before the due date.

Send the assignment as an attachment. Do not type it out on the e-mail튰age.

Make sure the subject line contains in ALL CAPS the following: ASSIGNMENT: (TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT). For example, ASSIGNMENT: COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAY or ASSIGNMENT: TEXT PAGE 40, #13.

Please do not abuse this option. It takes time for me to download and print out e-mailed assignments.

 

CAREER RESEARCH PROJECT
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
SEMESTER II 2009

How much do you really about your chosen career? Do you know the salary range? Do you know what the salary range is for an entry-level position? Do you know, in general, what your responsibilities will be (job description) in an entry-level position? What is the specific job description for a specific business or institution where you might like to work? What about chances for advancement/promotion? What are the chances of your job being outsourced? What are the positive aspects of your career? What are the negative aspects? How ﵴ job opportunities in the area where you want to live and work? Are there some other things about your career you should know? Your answers to these questions need to be thorough and specific for you to have a good understanding of your chosen career.

This project has several goals:

  1. To give you a better understanding of your career.
     
  2. To give you some research practice, especially practice in using the Internet for research.
     
  3. To give you additional practice with the writing concerns and concepts covered in this class.
     
  4. To give you practice writing a researched report using internal documentation


 Make sure the parts of your report are coherently and smoothly connected. Don୥rely provide a list of answers.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

5-8 pages, typed/word processed, double-spaced (MLA Format)

Minimum of 6 sources. Sources can come from journals/magazines, newspapers, personal interviews, and the Internet. At least 3 sources should be from the Internet. Encyclopedias and pamphlets are not acceptable sources.

Sources documented using internal documentation.

Works-cited page that uses standard bibliography format.

 

DUE DATE:

 

 

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

SEMESTER II 2013

I. REQUIRED TEXT:

Business Communication: Process and Product by Mary Ellen Guffey  7th edition

II. INSTRUCTOR:

R. H. Moody

Office: 211C

Office Phone: 246-6588

E-mail: reg65@charter.net

Web site: www.moodystudents.info

Conference Hours: Mon-Wed-Fri. 11:30-12:30  

Other times by appointment.

III. WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

It is your responsibility to formally withdraw from your classes if you need to drop a class or transfer to another section. Instructors will not withdraw you for attendance or for any issue or reason. Instructors will not give a W for a grade to any student for any reason. This means that if your name is still on the class student roster at the end of the semester and you havenযrmally withdrawn from the course, you will get a grade based on what you堤one (or havenयne) so far in that class.
 

Lack of attendance will not directly or automatically affect your grade.

If, for any reason, you intend to withdraw from or drop this class, please notify me. Do not just stop coming to class.

IF YOU MISS CLASS, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR MATERIAL COVERED IN CLASS, CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, CLASS HANDOUTS, AND CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS.

IV. ASSIGNMENTS AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

Written assignments, most of which will consist of practice in writing various types of business communication, will be due during the semester.

If time and class size permit, you will also give two 10-12 minute oral presentations, one informative and the other persuasive.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

You can turn in one assignment a week late without a grade penalty. After that, I will not accept other assignments that are late.

NO SHOWS FOR ORALS:

If you fail to show up on the day you reserved for your oral presentation, you will receive a one letter grade penalty on your presentation.

ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED OR WORD PROCESSED. They should contain the following information in the upper right-hand corner:

Name

Course title

Course days and time

Assignment title

V. CLASS DISCUSSION:

Participation in class discussion is not required, but I do strongly encourage it. If you participate in class discussion, it will help your grade.

VI. GRADE DISTRIBUTION:

Written assignments and oral presentations count equally.

VII. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To help you develop the ability to write clear, concise, effective memos, business letters, and proposals.

To help you develop the ability to write an effective cover letter, resume, and interview follow-up letter.

To help you develop your job interview skills.

To make you aware of the importance of communication skills in coping effectively with office politics.

To develop your awareness of psychological appeals in business communication to develop better reader and listener rapport.

To help develop your ability to deliver brief, informal oral presentations.

To help you develop clear, concise prose that is gender inclusive and free of cultural bias, sexism, and stereotyping

VIII. INCOMPLETES AND WITHDRAWALS:

A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given only for extraordinary reasons such as a prolonged illness or family tragedy. Do not ask near the end of the semester for an Incomplete unless you have a strong, valid reason.

If you decide to quit a class, officially withdraw from that class in the registration office so that you are not still listed as attending that class. If you simply stop coming to this class and if registration has not notified me that you withdrew, meaning my records indicate that you are still enrolled in my class, then I will give you a semester grade based on the work you have submitted.

Read the above two paragraphs one more time!

 

OTHER CONCERNS

WEATHER-- If I cancel classes because of weather, I will post a cancellation notice on my home page of my Web site by 7:00a.m. I follow two guidelines: If the Madison Public Schools are closed, I will cancel classes. If motorists are being warned by law enforcement to stay off the roads unless it࡮ emergency, I will cancel classes. Use your common sense. If it༩>heavy snow and/or blizzard conditions, stay home.

TEACHER ABSENCE-- If a teacher is absent, that teacher will notify his/her division office. It is then the appropriate administratorಥsponsibility to find a substitute teacher, not the absent teacherಥsponsibility. In other words, if you teacher is absent and no one is there to cover the class, donࢬame your teacher.

STUDENT COMPLAINTS-- If you feel that you have a legitimate concern/complaint about or against one of you teachers, try to work it out one-on-one with that teacher before going to an administrator. Otherwise, it looks as if you場rying to get that teacher in trouble rather than resolve a concern or solve a problem.

E-MAILING ASSIGNMENTS頥-mail address for assignments is reg65@charter.net. E-mail assignments only if you canࡴtend class on the assignment튠 due date. The assignment must reach me on or before the due date.

Send the assignment as an attachment. Do not type it out on the e-mail튠 page.

Make sure the subject line contains in ALL CAPS the following: ASSIGNMENT: (TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT). For example, ASSIGNMENT: Bad News Letter or ASSIGNMENT: TEXT PAGE 40, #13.

Please do not abuse this option. It takes time for me to download and print out e-mailed assignments.

 

 

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE

I. IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY

II. OVERCOMING COMMUNICATION BARRIERS

III. CHARACTERISTICS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
 A. Technology and the workplace
 B. Diversity in the workplace  
 C. Teams and quality circles  
      

IV. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS

A. Writing for readability

1. Selecting the right words

a. Conciseness

b. Clarity

c. Concreteness

d. Bias free

2. Writing effective sentences

a. Modifier placement

b. Emphasis

c. Active and passive voice

d. Parallelism

3. Writing coherent paragraphs

B. Establishing rapport with readers

1. Determining readers’ needs

2. Establishing the right tone

3. Psychological appeals

C. Selecting and organizing ideas

V. WRITING LETTERS AND MEMOS

A. Direct requests

B. Routine and good messages

C. Bad news messages

D. Persuasive messages

VI. PROPOSAL STRATEGIES:

A. Internal proposals

B. External proposals

VII. SHORT REPORT STRATEGIES

VIII. E. COMMERCE SITES AND THE WEB

IX. THE RESUME AND JOB INTERVIEW

X. GIVING ORAL PRESENTATIONS

A. Purpose

B. Audience

C. Support for ideas

D. Audio/visual aids

E. Organization

F. Delivery

G. Vocal and visual considerations

H. Practicing

 

 

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TECH REPORTING

SEMESTER II 2000

I. REQUIRED TEXT:

Technical Writing, by John Lannon

Recommended--One of the following paperback dictionaries:

Webster’s New World Dictionary

American Heritage Dictionary

Random House Dictionary

II. INSTRUCTOR:

R. H. MOODY

Office: 211c 246-6588

Conference Hours: Tu-Th 10:30-12:30

Other times by appointment

III. ATTENDANCE:

Unless an adequate explanation is provided, a student who is absent for two weeks after the last class attended will be withdrawn from that class. A student who is absent without an adequate explanation 25% or more of the total scheduled class periods may be withdrawn from that class. . . . No official withdrawals are granted during final exam period.

--Student Handbook

Lack of attendance will not directly or automatically affect your grade. However, if you miss no more than three classes, your course grade will increase by half a letter grade( for example, from B to AB ). Your grade will not decrease if you miss more than three classes.

If you intend to withdraw from or drop this class, please notify me. Do not just stop coming to class.

IF YOU MISS CLASS, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR MATERIAL COVERED IN CLASS, CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, CLASS HANDOUTS, AND CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS.

IV. CLASS DISCUSSION:

Participation in class discussion is not required, but I do strongly encourage it. If you participate in class discussion, it will help your grade; if you do not, it will not hurt your grade.

V. ASSIGNMENTS:

Written assignments, most of which will consist of practice in writing various types of business and technical communication, will be assigned during the semester. These assignments should be turned in on loose leaf, standard size paper, written in ink or typed. They should contain the following information in the upper right-hand corner of the first page:

NAME

COURSE TITLE

COURSE TIME

DAYS COURSE MEETS

ASSIGNMENT TITLE

LATE ASSIGNMENTS: You have the option of turning in one assignment a week late without a

grade penalty. Thereafter, I will not accept other assignments that are

late. It’s due when it’s due.

VI. ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

If class size and time permit, you will give one, possibly two, oral presentations. These presentations will be based on your written reports. The first presentation will be informative and the second presentation will be persuasive. Presentations should be 10-12 minutes long.

VII. GRADE DISTRIBUTION:

Written assignments and oral presentations will count equally.

VIII. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course stresses written business and technical communication. Included are units on comprehension and evaluation of technical and business communication, bibliography and research, as well as development and presentation of formal and informal reports. When doing these reports, the use of visual aids/graphic illustrations is stressed along with audience analysis.

 

TECHNICAL REPORTING

BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE

I. Importance of Learning to Communicate Effectively

II. Characteristics of Technical Writing

III. Preliminary Considerations

A. Purpose

B. Audience

C. Format

D. Evidence

E. Organization

IV. Letters and Memos

A. Direct Requests

B. Routine and Good News Messages

C. Reader Rapport

D. Bad News Messages

E. Readability

1. Word Choice

2. Effective Sentences

3. Coherent Sentences and Paragraphs

V. Proposals

A. External

B. Internal

VI. Technical Descriptions

A. Appearance

B. Function

VII. Short and Long Technical Reports

VIII. Oral Presentations

A. Content

B. Delivery

IX. Job Search

A. Resume and Cover Letter

B. Interview and Interview Follow-Up Letter

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