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 firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for approval to register.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER: You must have achieved a final grade of 70% in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college composition course. *(A)*REGISTRATION APPROVAL: You don’t need to apply for approval, if you have taken COMM 1103 or 1106 with a final grade of 70%+. Your registration approval will be automatically released after your final grade has been posted in my.bcit.ca. If your final grade has not yet appeared, please try again later, and remember that final grades may not be posted until 2 to 3 weeks after your course end date. If you have Full-time COMM 1100-level course credit, contact email@example.com and provide your BCIT student number to obtain your registration approval. Please allow 3 business days to process your approval request. *(B)*THIS IS NOT A SELF-PACED COURSE: there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. 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. *(D)*MANDATORY IN-PERSON FINAL EXAM: If you live within 100 km from BCIT, you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, July 19, 2019, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100 km 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. *(E)* Click on the URL link for additional course information: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/201920_COMM_2202_Online.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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