ENGL 214 - Academic and Professional Communication
Students write a 1750-word source-based report on a topic that combines
their major field of study with a particular theme. They use the APA6 style of
documentation and advanced Internet and library research skills. Instruction
includes audience analysis, narrowing and focusing a report topic, quotation,
document design, summarizing, writing a descriptive abstract, and drafting.
Academic integrity receives particular emphasis. Students are also introduced to the world of work starting with
job seeking (job applications, cover letters and emails, résumés, interviews) and
leading to the most important aspects of business correspondence (letter
formats, style, tone). Instruction is given on advanced presentation skills for
public speaking in both academic and professional environments.
Texts: Successful Writing at Work by Philip C. Kolin, 4th ed., 2015
Academic & Professional Communication (Online Blackboard course)