This communication course teaches business writing skills needed to write many types of business correspondence. It covers claim, bad-news and sales letters, job applications, and the writing of procedures and instructions. NOTE: Students scoring below "C+" in level 1 COMM are required to take COMM 2002 instead of COMM 2202. To make up for a full-time diploma program level 2 COMM course, students must take both COMM 2202 (or COMM 2002) and COMM 2203 (or COMM 2003). If you have BCIT full-time diploma program level 1 COMM course credit, email email@example.com to apply for approval to register.
IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 2202, please check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)*REQUIREMENT: You will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. *(C)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 2202 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, July 21, 2017, from 1830 to 2130 with no exceptions. If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(D)* Click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm2202_online_201720.pdf .
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Follow a systematic process in planning and writing memos and letters.
Select and organize information to meet the needs of readers.
Write sentences that are clear, concise, and correct.
Achieve a positive, persuasive reader-oriented tone in your writing.
Use effective planning strategies and organizational patterns for:
Requests and replies
Claim and adjustment messages
'bad news' messages
Persuasive messages and sales letters
Definitions, descriptions, instructions and graphics.
Prepare a professional resume and application letter.
Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete, and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
COMM 2202 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Business Communication Essentials, 5Th Ed W. Mybuscommlab,+ Custom Etext Rvp
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