ENGL 3203-204; TR 9:30-10:50
ENGL 3203-203; TR 12:30-1:50
• You will learn how to write effective documents commonly used in workplace and
professional communication, including general workplace documents such as emails, letters, and memos, and discipline-specific documents such as procedures and reports.
• You will learn and practice effective collaboration strategies. Leaders in business, industry, and government understand the importance of collaboration and expect university graduates to have the skills and experience collaborating with people from various backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures.
• You will demonstrate research and presentation skills on a topic of your choosing. Each skill set and corresponding assignment will be based on rhetorical principles such as audience-analysis, organization, and style, and on concepts of document design.
• Finally, you will be using several technologies that are critical in today’s global electronic environment.
Formal Homework (9-10) 20%
Job Application Packet 10%
Recommendation Report 25%
Class Activities, Quizzes 15%
F: 0-59, D: 60-69, C: 70-79, B: 80-89, A: 90-100
Completion of Assignments and Late Papers
You must complete all assignments in the sequence outlined on this syllabus in order to receive a passing grade in this course.
You are required to submit assignments to me in class on due dates listed on this syllabus. Late submission of assignments will result in a deduction of 10 points per day late. Papers submitted outside of class (for example, left under the door or left in the wrong office) will receive a grade of zero.
"As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
From the Student Handbook
“Academic Dishonesty: Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism (the act of using source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given). Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the Dean of Students office.
a. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff.
b. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
c. The term “collusion” means collaboration with another person in preparing work offered for credit of that collaboration is not authorized by the faculty member in charge.”
For additional Policies please see the print version of the syllabus.