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  • 1. ADMG 385 Page 1
  • 2. ADMG 385 *Tentative Course Schedule Date Class Activities/Assignments USING WORDS AND STYLE EFFECTIVELY Wednesday, March 27 (SeaTac): Intro to Course: Objectives & Language Mechanics Communications Theory and Principles. Syllabus. Planning for the quarter, notebook organization, all ready for a great quarter! Grading worksheet and rubrics. Read TEXTBOOK, Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4; Appendix A Week 1 Presentation, Chapter 1, TEXTBOOK. 3/27 Lecture, discussion of Chapter 1, Establishing a Framework for Business Communication Presentation, Chapter 2, TEXTBOOK Lecture, discussion Chapter 2, Exploring Business Communication ... Chapter 1, 2, 3 & 4 assignments assigned Monday, April 1 by 6 am: Chapter 1 and 2 assignments due by email. ADMG 385 Page 2
  • 3. Date Class Activities/Assignments WRITING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS LETTERS AND MEMORANDA Monday, April 1 (SeaTac): Presentation, Chapter 1, TEXTBOOK. Lecture, discussion of Chapter 1, Establishing a Framework for Business Communication Presentation, Chapter 2, TEXTBOOK Lecture, discussion Chapter 2, Exploring Business Communication Chapter 5 & 6 assignments assigned (Chapter reviews at the end of each chapter). Wednesday, April 3 (Lynnwood): NOTE: Chapter 3 and 4 assignments due by 6 am today. Also bring printed Week 2 copies to class for Peer review. 4/1 & 3 Presentation, Chapter 3, TEXTBOOK Lecture, discussion Chapter 3, Organizing and Composing Messages. Presentation, Chapter 4, TEXTBOOK Lecture, discussion Chapter 4, Revising and Proofreading Messages Chapter 3 & 4 assignments due in class or by electronic mail. Presentation, Appendix A Letters 1 and 2 assigned. NOTE: Monday, April 8 by 6 am, Assignments 5 & 6 due by email. DO NOT email Letters 1 and 2; bring to class on Monday. ADMG 385 Page 3
  • 4. Date Class Activities/Assignments WRITING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS LETTERS AND MEMORANDA Monday, April 8 (Eburg 12:40; SeaTac 5:40): Note: Letters 1 and 2 due: Peer Evaluations* Presentation, Chapter 5, TEXTBOOK Lecture, discussion of Chapter 5, Writing Good-News, Routine, and Goodwill messages. Presentation, Chapter 6, TEXTBOOK Lecture and discussion of Chapter 6, Writing Memos and Electronic Communication. NOTE: Chapter 8 assignment: CHAPTER REVIEW, #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14. ACTIVITIES, #2, 3. NOTE: Chapter 7 assignment: CHAPTER REVIEW, #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15. ACTIVITIES: #5, 6, 7. Week 3 Wednesday, April 10 (Lynnwood 12:40; SeaTac 5:40): 4/8 & 10 NOTE: *Final Letters 1 and 2 due in class today if possible, or by email by 6 am Sunday, April 13. Presentation, Chapter 8 Lecture and discussion of Chapter 8, Writing Persuasive Messages. Letter 3 & 4 assigned. Letter 3: Page 314, #6, Sales Letter, Product of your Choice Letter 4: Page 455, #20, Bidding for a Convention Site (Letter Proposal) DO NOT EMAIL THESE LETTERS: Bring to class on Monday. Presentation, Chapter 7, TEXTBOOK Lecture and discussion, Chapter 7 TEXTBOOK, Writing Bad-News Messages. Letter 5 assigned. Letter 5: Pages 277-288; YOU CHOOSE #23 OR#24 OR #25. DO NOT EMAIL THIS LETTER: Bring to class on Wednesday. NOTE: Chapter 7 & 8 assignments due by 6 am Monday, April 15. ADMG 385 Page 4
  • 5. Date Class Activities/Assignments WRITING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS LETTERS AND MEMORANDA Monday, April 15 (12:40 Lynnwood; 5:40 SeaTac): Presentation, Review of Chapters 7 & 8 NOTE: Letters 3 & 4 due: Peer Evaluations #1* Wednesday, April 17 (12:40 Ellensburg; 5:40 SeaTac) NOTE: Letters 3, 4 due: Peer Evaluations #2* NOTE: Letter 5 due: Peer Evaluation HOW 9 Presentation: Chapter 1 (Punctuation) HOW 9 Presentation: Chapter 2 (Hyphenating and Dividing Words) HOW 9 Presentation: Chapters 3, 4, 5 (Capitalization; Number Formats and Applications; Grammar and Usage) HOW 9 Presentation: Chapters 6, 7, 8 (Abbreviations and Symbols; Words often Confused and Misused; Proofreading and Editing). HOW 9 Presentations: Chapters 11 and 12 (Address Format and Forms of Week 4 Address; Business Letters). 4/15 & 17 HOW 9 Midterm: Take home test; complete individually or with partner(s).*Will be on website by Friday, April 20. Due Monday, April 29 beginning of class period. Review of Chapters 1-8 and Appendix A for Midterm: Study Guide is now on the website. Chapter 9 Assignment: Chapter Review #1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14 (due Monday, April 29). Chapter 10 Assignment: Chapter Review #1-15 (due Monday, April 29). Chapter 11 Assignment: Chapter Review #1-15 (due Monday, May 6).. NOTE: *Final Letters 3, 4 and 5 due by email by 6 am Monday, April 22. Study for TEXTBOOK midterm; work on HOW 9 midterm. COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITTEN REPORTS Monday, April 22 (NO CLASS: work individually or with partner(s) at the location of your choice): Midterm: HOW 9, Chapters 1-8; 11, 12. Open book individually or with partners; see website for HOW 9 Midterm. Due in class Monday, April 29. Week 5 Wednesday, April 24: 4/22 & 24 Midterm: TEXTBOOK Chapters 1-8 and Appendix A; individually accomplished, closed book. See website for Chapter 1-8 Study Guide. NOTE: Chapter 9 & 10 assignment due by 6 am Monday, April 29. HOW 9 Midterm due Monday, April 29, in class. ADMG 385 Page 5
  • 6. Date Class Activities/Assignments COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITTEN REPORTS Monday, April 29: HOW 9 Midterm due: beginning of class Presentation, Chapter 9, TEXTBOOK Lecture and discussion of Chapter 9, Understanding the Report Process and Research Methods. Analytical report assigned; PLEASE COPY THIS ASSIGNMENT FROM THE WEBSITE AND BRING TO CLASS TODAY. Wednesday, May 1: Presentation, Chapter 10, TEXTBOOK. Lecture and discussion of Chapter 10, Managing Data and Using Graphics Presentation, Chapter 11, TEXTBOOK. Lecture and discussion of Chapter 11, Organizing and Preparing Reports and Week 6 Proposals 429 & 5/1 Note: We DO NOT cover Chapter 12. Chapter 13 Assignment: Applications, Page 575. Do #1 (refer back to pages 520-522 and be sure to answer all questions); #2 (refer back to pages 523-524 for format). Chapter 14 Assignment: Chapter Review, page 609, 1-14. Letters 6 & 7 Assigned: Letter 6: Page 572, #7; Application Letter Letter 7: Page 610, #13; Requesting a Letter of Recommendation NOTE: Chapter 11, 13 & 14 assignments and Check Point #1 on Analytical Report due by 6 am Monday, May 6 (check point #1 is on the Analytical Report assignment page….see website) Letters 6 & 7 and traditional resume due for Peer Evaluation in class Wednesday, May 8. Week 7 COMMUNICATING FOR EMPLOYMENT 5/6 & 8 Monday, May 6 Lecture and discussion of analytical report assignment and Chapters 9-11 Presentation, Chapter 13, TEXTBOOK Lecture and discussion, Chapter 13, Preparing Resumes and Application Letters Wednesday, May 8 Resume (traditional) due for Peer evaluation Letters 6 & 7 due for Peer evaluation Letter 6: Application Letter Letter 7: Requesting a Letter of Recommendation ADMG 385 Page 6
  • 7. Date Class Activities/Assignments Letters 8-11 assigned: Letter 8: Page 610, #9; Thank you for the Interview Letter 9: Page 610, #10; Accepting a Job Offer Letter 10: Page 610, #11; Refusing a Job Offer Diplomatically Letter 11: Page 610, #12; Resigning from a Job Note: Letters 6 & 7; Traditional Resume and Check Point #2 on Analytical Report due by 6 am Monday, May 13 (check point #2 is on the Analytical Report assignment page….see website). Note: Letters 8, 9, 10 & 11 due for Peer Evaluation in class on Monday, May 13. COMMUNICATING FOR EMPLOYMENT Monday, May 13 Letters due for Peer Evaluation Letter 8: Thank you for the Interview Letter 9: Accepting a Job Offer Letter 10: Refusing a Job Offer Diplomatically Letter 11: Resigning from a Job Week 8 5/13 & 15 Presentation, Chapter 14, Interviewing for a Job and Preparing Employment Messages Lecture and discussion Chapter 14, Interviewing for a Job and Preparing Employment Messages. Wednesday, May 15: Work Day, No Class Note: Letters 8-11 and Check Point #3 on Analytical Report due by 6 am Monday, May 20 (check point #3 is on the Analytical Report assignment page….see website) Week 9 Monday, May 20 5/20 & 22 Analytical Report due in class for Peer Evaluation (information for the Peer Evaluation is on the Analytical Report assignment page….see website). Presentation, Chapter 14, Interviewing for a Job and Preparing Employment Messages Lecture and discussion Chapter 14, Interviewing for a Job and Preparing Employment Messages. Wednesday, May 22 **Analytical report due, 2 copies**(information for the Final Report is on the Analytical Report assignment page….see website) Presentation, Chapter 14, Interviewing and Follow Up Lecture and discussion, Chapter 14, Interviewing for a Job and Preparing Employment Messages Review of Chapter 9, 10, 11, 13 & 14 and Appendix B for Final Exam. Do Part 1 of Final Exam, due Wednesday, May 29 (see website). Prepare Notebook for in-class grading Wednesday, May 29. ADMG 385 Page 7
  • 8. Date Class Activities/Assignments Monday, May 27: No class, Memorial Day Wednesday, May 29: **Bring a large, self addressed envelope so I can return all papers to you. **Analytical Report and all Redos of Letters/Resumes returned Part 1 of Final Exam due: Must be in class to participate in activities all period to earn credit on Final Exam. Notebook due Week 10 5/29 *You may mail your Redos to me should you prefer to not drop them off at school, postmark no later than June 1. 9900 SE Shoreland Dr. #5, Bellevue, WA 98004 Monday, June 3: Last day to turn in anything Part 2 of Final Exam due (Redo of Analytical Report; attach redone report to originally graded report) ADMG 385 Page 8