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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.
RESERVED: Course registration is restricted to students who 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)*If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2002. COMM 2002 IS FULLY EQUIVALENT TO COMM 2202. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2202 to COMM 2002. Upon successful completion of COMM 2002, you will earn 3 credits towards your program to replace COMM 2202. *(B)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: 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). On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, December 3, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
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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
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