English 312: Written Communication in Business


[Schedule Through December 9]

* This is not set in stone. Dates and activities may change.*

Week Activities/Readings Major Assignments
October 10-14 Professional Correspondence Peer Review
Peer Review PartnersRead pgs. 44-47 TCHCollaborative Project GroupsRead “Proposals”

Introduce Collaborative Project

Professional Correspondence Due

October 17-21 Business Proposal Continued – Example

Read pgs. 434-435, 220-223 TCH

Surveys PowerPoint


Project Memo Due

October 24-28 Survey Peer Review

Peer Review Partners

Data Visualization
Read pgs. 278-290 and 319-322

Data Collection Day


Survey Due

October 31-November 4 Read pages 395-398, 403-405, 407-410
Citation PresentationWeb ArticleGraphic Work DayResearch – meet in library
November 7-11 Return to Business Plan – in class draft
IntroductionGraphic Peer ReviewGroup One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
Group Five
Group SixCurrent Situation
Post Graphic draft to Canvas Tuesday, November 8 at 11:59 pm
November 14-18 Return to document design
Design Example 1
Design Example 2
– Qualifications SectionPresentation GuideProposal Check List
Graphic Due
November 21-25 No Class Thanksgiving Break
November 28- December 2 Executive Summary

Business Plan Peer Review

Final Reflective Memo

December 5-9 Presentations Final Business Plan due
Collaborative Project Reflection due


[Schedule Through October 14]
* This is not set in stone. Dates and activities may change.*

Week Activities/Readings Major Assignments
August 29-September 2 Introduction of class/Rhetorical Situation

Continuation of Rhetorical Situation
President Assanis Letter



September 5-9 Read pgs. 120-125 TCH

Memo Example

Writing Style – Read pgs. 476-481 and 553-555 TCH

Style Exercise

Memo of Introduction Assignment
September 12-16 Peer Review of Memo    Peer Review Partners

Document Design
Financial Position 1
Financial Position 2
Annual Report
Case Study

September 16 – Class Cancelled

Memo of Introduction Assignment due
September 19-23 Resumes and Cover Letters
Resume One
   Resume Two
Cover Letter ExampleResume Notes
Cover Letter NotesJob Ad Analysis
Job Ad ExampleResume and Cover Letter Work day
Introduce resume and cover letter assignment



September 26-30  Interviews – meet at Career Services Workshop Room

Resume and Cover Letter Peer Review
> Peer Review Partners

Read pgs. 63-68, 104-115 TCH
Letter Example

October 3-7 Twitter/Facebook
Good and Bad ExamplesProfessional Correspondence Work day –Writing/Editing Exercise
Introduce Professional Correspondence assignment

Cover letter and Resume due

October 10-14 Professional Correspondence Peer Review

Read pgs. 44-47 TCH


Professional Correspondence due

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