Introduction to Principles of Written Communication 2 Cindy Cruz-Cabrera
Written Communication 2
English, Women and Development, and Media Studies
Facebook Group: Principles of Written Communication 2 ENG007 T215
A study of the principles and strategies for
effective written communication in personal
and academic settings, working towards
• In this class, we will examine the uses of the
sentence, the paragraph and the whole
composition in effective communication
within different contexts.
• GOAL: to gain exposure and mastery of skills
and strategies required to become effective
communicators in the academic and business
• This course requires substantial out-of-class
reading and writing.
• Discuss the structure and function of a
sentence, paragraph and whole composition;
• Display an understanding and appreciation of
the principles and strategies for effective
communication as embedded in the sentence,
paragraph, and whole composition;
• Explain the components of personal, academic
and professional correspondence;
• Critically evaluate and create responses for
sample personal, academic and business
communication samples ; and
• Demonstrate a mastery of the skills and
strategies for effective personal, academic and
business communication in written
• Introduction to Written Communication
• Understanding the Rhetorical Situation
• The written message
• The Sentence as a Speech Act
• The Paragraph as Structure
• The Thesis Statement
• The Writing Process
• Writing a Whole Composition
• Assumptions and Implications
• Logical Fallacies
• Types of Correspondence
Reading into Writing 2
by Concepcion Dadufalza
I will assume at all times that
assigned readings have been read.
Impact of this course on your
OTHER COURSES/ PROFESSION
• Critical reading and analysis is necessary in
composition, whether academic, professional, or
for personal enjoyment.
• Proficiency gained in this class will enable you to
– Enable you to tackle higher literature classes
– develop your mental dexterity for
ANALYZING and EVALUATING any kind of text
from different academic disciplines,
professional readings, and readings done for
pleasure as well.
• Attendance is mandatory.
• You are allowed a maximum of three (6)
absences from class.
• The Office of Academics shall automatically
drop you from the roll on your absence
beyond 6 meetings.
• 3 counts of tardiness = 1 absence.
• Arriving 15 minutes late = absent.
• Any class work done on the day of one’s
absence is automatically forfeited, regardless
of whether the absence is excused or not.
• Any questions you may have for me regarding
attendance will be about your requirements
• All other concerns (submission of
certificates/letters/etc.) should be
accompanied by a cover letter addressed to
me, Mr. Berbano and Mr. Silva.
• You are expected to participate consistently in
• The success of discussions depends to some
extent on the work you do before stepping in
the classroom. Make sure you come to class
• Read the required texts carefully. Put a lot of
thought and effort into your assigned work.
• We do not need mere talk in class. What we
need is talk that is interesting and insightful.
• Work should be turned in on time. Failure to
comply will affect your grade.
• All assignments in hardcopy are due at the
beginning of class.
• All assignments in softcopy shall be submitted
• Closing dates and times shall be strictly
• Any requirements not submitted when due
need not be turned in.
• Deadlines are non-negotiable.
• CONSULTATION takes place during Workshop
Sessions. These will be announced.
• Sign up for consultation on Facebook.
• Please be ready to consult and deliver during
your designated time.
• You may consult briefly via email. Be sure to
indicate the course title.
• I do not refuse ambush consultations, but, to
ensure having your pertinent documents,
grades etc. on hand, sign up for consultation.
Students with Disabilities
• If you have (or suspect you have) a disability
for which you are or may be requesting
accommodation, you are encouraged to
speak to me privately as early as possible in
• We will properly verify your disability and
determine reasonable accommodations for