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Blinn College • Federal Prison • Business, Information Technology and Public Service • Information Management - POFT


Business English POFT-1301

  • Summer II 2018
  • Section F01 CRN-40456
  • 3 Credits
  • 07/05/2018 to 08/02/2018
  • Modified 07/02/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture

  • Weeks #1-4
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Bryan Federal Prison Camp

Contact Information


Instructor: Bonnie Byram

Description


Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


1. Apply the basic rules of grammar, spelling, capitalization, number usage, and punctuation.

2. Utilize terminology applicable to technical and business writing.

3. Develop proofreading and editing skills.

4. Write sentences and paragraphs.

Materials


Business Eng. w/sealed Premium Access Author: Guffey 10th 11 Edition Published by Cengage ISBN 978-0-3-2478974-4

Course Requirements


A. Achievement of all competencies on Course Outcomes

B. Completion of three writing assignments-Project

C. Completion of four proofreading/revision exercises

D. Completion of all major exams and semester exam

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
 

Course must include a comprehensive final worth 20% of course grade, student participation grade of 10%, and minimum of 4 major grades.

Breakdown

  1. Major Exams: Score determined by points earned on objective and problem portions
  2. Writing and In Class Assignments: Grading Rubric
  3. Proofreading Exercises: Points determined by accuracy
  4. Final Exam: Points determined by accuracy and correct answers
  5. Point Distribution and Evaluation Percentages for the course:

POINT DISTRIBUTION                                   EVALUATION PERCENTAGES

900-1000            A                                             Unit Exams                                         50%

899-800              B                                             Semester Exam                                  20%

799-700              C                                             Project:  Writing Exercises                   20%

699-600              D                                             Participation/Unit Review/

Below 600           F                                              Proofreading/Revision Exercises           10%

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Schedule


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
 

Tentative Daily Schedule—POFT 1301—Business Communication I

Summer II 2018

 

Day

Dates

Assignments

Possible Points

Per Assignment

Points

Earned

Day 1

Thursday, July 5

Information

Chapter 3-Sentences

Assign Writing #1 (Due 6/5)

Pretest

 

 

Day 2

Monday

July 9

Unit #1 Exam-Ch 3

Writing #1 due

Chapter 4-Nouns

Exam #1               100

Writing #1              50

 

 

Day 3

Tuesday

July 10

Chapter 5-Possessive Nouns

Writing #2 (in class)

Writing #2              50

 

Day 4

Wednesday

July 11

Chapter 6-Personal Pronouns

Chapter 7-Pronouns/Antecedents

 

 

Day 5

Thursday

July 12

Unit #2 Exam-Chapters 4-7

Chapter 8-Verbs

Exam #2               100

 

Day 6

Monday

July 16

Proofreading #1-Nouns and Pronouns

Chapter 9-Verb Tenses

Proofreading #1    25

 

Day 7

Tuesday

July 17

Chapter 10-S/V Agreement

Writing #3 (in class)

Writing #3              50

 

Day 8

Wednesday

July 18

Unit #3 Exam-Chapters 8-10

Chapter 11 Modifiers

Exam #3               100

 

Day 9

Thursday

July 19

Chapter 12-Prepositions

Begin Chapter 13-Conjunctions

 

 

Day 10

Monday

July 23

Finish Chapter 13-Conjunctions

Proofreading #2-Conjunctions

Proofreading #2    25

 

Day 11

Tuesday

July 24

Unit #4 Exam-Chapters 11-13

Chapter 14-Commas

Proofreading #3 (in class)

Exam #4               100

 

Proofreading #3    25

 

Day 12

Wednesday

July 25

Chapter 15-Semicolons/Colons

Proofreading #4 Memo

Proofreading  #4   25

 

Day 13

Thursday

July 26

Chapter 16-Other Punctuation

 

 

Day 14

Monday

July 30

Unit #5 Exam-Chapters 14-16

Chapter 17-Capitalization

Exam #5               100

 

Day 15

Tuesday

July 31

Chapter 18-Numbers

 

 

Day 16

Wednesday

August 1

Writing #4-Response Letter (in class)

Review for Final Exam

Post-test

Writing #4              50

 

Day 17

Thursday

August 2

Final Exam -Ch. 3-18

Final Exam           200

 

 

 

 

Total Points       1000