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English 202D

What is 202D?

202D is a community-based  writing course designed to help you to develop the writing strategies that you will need to write successfully on the job and to help you to understand why those strategies are appropriate and effective.  In community-based writing, you and your team members will partner with a non-profit organization, for-profit business, or student group to help them solve a communication challenge.

Why should I take 202D?

In addition to learning about how to write collaboratively with a purpose, you can expect to

  • Discover and understand the discourse features that distinguish your business communities from others.
  • Discover and specify the purpose(s) of your writing.
  • Develop a range of writing processes appropriate to various writing tasks.
  • Identify your readers and describe the characteristics of those readers in a way that forms a sound basis for deciding how to write to them.
  • Invent the contents of your communications through research and reflection.
  • Arrange material to raise and satisfy readers' expectations, using both conventional and rhetorical patterns of organization.
  • Reveal the organization of your communications by using forecasting and transitional statements, headings, and effective page design.
  • Observe appropriate generic conventions and formats for letters, resumes, memoranda, and a variety of informal and formal reports.
  • Design and use tables, graphs, and business illustrations.
  • Compose effective sentences.
  • Evaluate your documents to be sure that the documents fulfill their purpose and to ensure that they can be revised if necessary.
  • Collaborate effectively with your peers in a community of writers who provide feedback on each other's work.
  • Write several specific kinds of documents that recur in business communities.
  • Employ computer technology effectively in the solution of communication problems.
  • Communicate in an ethically responsible manner.

 

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