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class=MsoNormalTable border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='background:maroon;border-collapse:collapse;border:none;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .75pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=457 style='width:456.5pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .75pt;background:navy;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt'> <h3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:.5in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: 0in'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#FF9900;font-weight:normal'><a href="http://www.usfsm.edu/"><span style='color:#FF9900;text-decoration:none; text-underline:none'>University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></h3> <h3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:.5in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: 0in'><span style='font-size:26.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";font-variant:small-caps;color:#FFFF99'>ENC 3250</span><span style='font-size:26.0pt;font-family:"Arial Black"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-variant:small-caps;color:#FFFF99'><br> </span><span style='font-size:26.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#FFFF99'>PROFESSIONAL WRITING<o:p></o:p></span></h3> <h3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:.5in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: 0in'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:yellow;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'>Fall 2018 (online course / no campus meetings)</span><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:#CCFFCC;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><br> </span><span style='mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:white;mso-themecolor:background1; font-weight:normal'>ENC 3250.521 (CRN 83268) <span style="mso-spacerun:yes"></span> " 20 Aug 2018 to Dec. 6, 2018</span><span style='mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#3366FF;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><o:p></o:p></span></h3> </td> <td width=457 style='width:456.5pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid white 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .75pt;mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .75pt; mso-border-bottom-alt:solid white .75pt;background:navy;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:1.0in; margin-bottom:5.0pt;margin-left:1.0in;text-align:center'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:white'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:1.0in; margin-bottom:5.0pt;margin-left:1.0in;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:white'>Instructor: T. E. Roberts [tr(at)sar.usf.edu]<br> <span style='mso-font-kerning:1.0pt'>Instructor's Background: click <a href="http://usfsm.edu/academics/faculty-listing/thorold-tod-roberts.aspx"><span style='color:white'>here</span></a></span></span><i><span style='mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:#CCFFFF'><o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:1.0in; margin-bottom:5.0pt;margin-left:1.0in;text-align:center'><i><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#CCFFFF'>Please report malfunctioning links to the instructor.<br> Report malfunctioning instructor to the taxpayers of Florida.<o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:1.0in; margin-bottom:5.0pt;margin-left:1.0in;text-align:center'><b><span style='font-size:18.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";font-variant: small-caps;color:#FFCC00'>Updated 27 July<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>2018</span></b><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:#CCFFFF'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:.8in;margin-bottom: 5.0pt;margin-left:1.0in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:white'>This online course requires no conventional attendance, but students are obligated to submit lecture audio codes on schedule to verify course participation and progress.</span><span style='mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:red'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:.8in;margin-bottom: 5.0pt;margin-left:1.0in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=457 valign=top style='width:456.5pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top:none;mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .75pt;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .75pt;background:white;padding:6.0pt 6.0pt 6.0pt 6.0pt'> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Course Syllabus and Relevant Information<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:green'>ENC 3250 syllabus, background information form, instructions, and announcements:<br> download these and other course documents from Canvas for Fall 2018.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:red'>EXCEPT FOR ASSIGNMENT 4, SEND ALL MESSAGES<br> VIA EMAIL DIRECTLY TO TR@SAR.USF.EDU, NOT VIA CANVAS<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='color:red'>REVISION INSTRUCTIONS</span></b><span style='color:red'> </span>(optional for Assignments 1, 2, and 3) - See Canvas files<span style='color:red'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="grade_penalties.pdf">Defining &quot;Writing Errors&quot; in This Course</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b>REQUIRED READING</b>: Daily entries in WRITING TIPS from Aug. 20 until Nov. 30, 2018, available free in <a href="http://www.dailywritingtips.com/archives/">this archive</a> (selected questions on final exam may be derived from these tips)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.about.com/?nl=1">About.com on Grammar, Composition, and Related Topics</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Course Textbooks (recommended but not required)<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><i>Business Writing: What Works, What Won't</i>, Third Edition, by Wilma Davidson. St. Martin's Griffin, Resource Book. 2015. ISBN 0312109482, $16.95 list. (available from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Business-Writing-What-Works-Wont/dp/0312109482/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1216490606&amp;sr=8-1"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Amazon.com</span></a>)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><a href="ARhetoricalApproachtoWorkplaceWritingPractices_2ed.pdf">A Rhetorical Approach to Workplace Writing Practices</a></i>, 2nd ed. Edited by Cassandra Branham. University of South Florida, 2015. (Free PDF download)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><i>Effective Business Writing (A Guide For Those who Write On the Job)</i>, 2nd Edition Revised And Updated, by Maryann V. Piotrowski. Harper Collins, 1996. ISBN: 0062733818, $12.99 list ($4.24 as used book on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Effective-Business-Writing-Revised-Updated/dp/0062733818"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Amazon.com</span></a>).</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><i>Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage</i>, by William and Mary Morris. Harper Collins, 1988 (reprint of original 1975 publication). ISBN 006181606X or 978-0061816062. Hardbound, about $12.00 at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Harper-Dictionary-Contemporary-William-Morris/dp/006181606X"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Amazon.com</span></a>.</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><i>Why Business People Speak Like Idiots: A Bullfighter's Guide</i>, by Brian Fugere, Chelsea Hardaway, and Jon Warshawsky. Free Press, 2005. ISBN 0743269098. Hardbound, about $15.00 at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Business-People-Speak-Like-Idiots/dp/0743269098"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Amazon.com</span></a>.</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><i>The Dictionary of Corporate Bulls**t: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk</i>, by Lois Beckwith. Broadway, 2006. ISBN 0767920740. Paperback, about $10.00 at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Corporate-Bullshit-Lexicon-Enraging/dp/0767920740/ref=pd_cp_b_1"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Amazon.com</span></a>.</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Schedule of ENC 3250 Assignments " Fall 2018 </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'>- see Syllabus  on Canvas</span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=BodyInternReport style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 3.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>See assignment instructions in syllabus. Grading is <u>usually</u> completed within one week of the submission date. See syllabus for information on optional detailed markup and revision. Schedule may change because of circumstances beyond instructor's control.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=BodyInternReport style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 3.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>USFSM Academic Calendar, Fall 2018 </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>(</span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="http://www.registrar.usf.edu/enroll/regist/calendt.php"><span style='font-weight:normal'>http://www.registrar.usf.edu/enroll/regist/calendt.php</span></a></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>)<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <table class=MsoTableGrid border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;border-collapse:collapse;border:none;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes; height:77.35pt'> <td width="45%" valign=top style='width:45.72%;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height:77.35pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 67.5pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt'>Aug 20, Mon<span style='mso-tab-count:1 dotted'>......... </span>Fall 18 term begins; Background Info is due on this date but will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, Aug 25<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 67.5pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt'>Sep 3, Mon<span style='mso-tab-count:1 dotted'>........... </span>Labor Day (campus closed)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 67.5pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;color:red'>Sep 4, Tue<span style='mso-tab-count: 1 dotted'>........... </span>3250 ASSIGNMENT 1 DUE<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 67.5pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;color:red'>Sep 24, Mon<span style='mso-tab-count: 1 dotted'>........ </span>3250 ASSIGNMENT 2 DUE<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 67.5pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;color:red'>Oct 15, Mon<span style='mso-tab-count: 1 dotted'>........ </span>3250 ASSIGNMENT 3 DUE</span></b></p> </td> <td width="54%" valign=top style='width:54.28%;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-left:none;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;height:77.35pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 87.65pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;color:red'>Oct 22, Mon<span style='mso-tab-count: 1 dotted'>.................. </span>3250 ASSIGNMENT 4 OUTLINE</span></b><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 87.65pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt'>Nov 12<span style='mso-tab-count:1 dotted'>............................ </span>Veterans Day (campus closed)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 87.65pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt'>Nov 22-23<span style='mso-tab-count:1 dotted'>....................... </span>Thanksgiving (campus closed)<b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='color:red'><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 87.65pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;color:red'>Nov 26, Mon<span style='mso-tab-count: 1 dotted'>.................. </span>3250 ASSIGNMENT 4 DUE<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 87.65pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:9.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;color:red'>Dec 1-4, Sat-Tue<span style='mso-tab-count:1 dotted'>........... </span>3250 FINAL EXAM CANVAS<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 87.65pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt'>Dec 14, Fri<span style='mso-tab-count:1 dotted'>...................... </span>Grades visible on OASIS<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:.1in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;tab-stops:dotted 87.65pt'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt'>Dec 24-Jan 1<span style='mso-tab-count:1 dotted'>.................. </span>Campus closed</span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></h4> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Course Content and Lectures<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=BodyStyleSyllabus style='margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>INSTRUCTIONS</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>: <span style='color:red'>Lectures will be posted in the FILES section of Canvas, usually on Saturday or Sunday before the numbered week in question</span>. Each lecture consists of a spoken audio recording in MP4 format and a set of PowerPoint slides. It is important to download both files and listen to the spoken audio as you view the slides on your computer. <b>The lectures should be heard within a day or two after being posted.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=BodyStyleSyllabus style='margin-left:.1in'><span style='font-size: 11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>If necessary to hear MP4 files on your computer, download free Quicktime player here: <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837">http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837</a>. Alternatively, you may use the free VLC Media Player, to be found here: <a href="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/"><span style='color:windowtext;text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>http://www.videolan.org/vlc/</span></a>. If you lack PowerPoint on your computer, you may download a free PPT viewer <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=428D5727-43AB-4F24-90B7-A94784AF71A4&amp;displaylang=en"><span style='color:windowtext;text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>here</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=BodyStyleSyllabus style='margin-left:.1in'><span style='font-size: 11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>You should save all lecture files in the same folder in which you keep your written assignments and emails related to the course. Also, back-up this folder regularly onto external media such as a USB flash drive or online archive. This folder will contain the core of what you are paying for and learning in this course. Treat it accordingly. An assignment lost as a result of careless computer usage will likely incur a penalty.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=BodyStyleSyllabus style='margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>NOTES</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>: Listen to and take notes on lectures as they are posted -- they provide essential information needed to perform assignments successfully. You must read the PowerPoint slides and hear the audio recording simultaneously. If you are unable to hear a lecture, contact the instructor immediately. Send me an email (by the deadline stated in the syllabus) noting the <b><span style='color:red'>code words</span></b> mentioned in the audio recording. Failure to do so will result in penalty to your grade.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=BodyStyleSyllabus style='margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>IF YOU THINK A LECTURE IS &quot;TOO LONG&quot; </span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>... remember that, if meeting on campus, this course would normally require several hours of in-person attendance plus roundtrip travel every week for 16 weeks in a semester or nine weeks in the summer session. At around 30 to 60 minutes per week, and requiring no more travel than minuscule movement of your computer mouse or fingers on the keyboard, the lecture content in this online medium is ridiculously light. If you find a lecture unsatisfying or confusing for any reason, contact me about it. Don't wait to complain at the end of the term. By then, it's too late. <b>The lectures are not aimed at entertaining you; they are produced to improve the efficiency and depth of your learning.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=BodyStyleSyllabus align=center style='margin-left:.1in;text-align: center'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:red'>TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN EDUCATION:</span></b><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:red'><br> </span></b><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:red'>THINK AND ACT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL,<br> NOT LIKE A STUDENT.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace: none'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Except for the introductory lecture posted before the beginning of the term, lectures will <u>usually</u> be posted between Friday and Sunday, but this schedule is subject to change because of unforeseen circumstances such as the landing of a large asteroid, opening of a giant sinkhole in most of southwest Florida, or severe fugue state of the instructor. You will be notified via Canvas announcement when lectures are available. Please do not ask for a lecture to be posted in advance -- they are custom-adapted every semester.</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LectureList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom: 3.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:windowtext'>CONTACT ME AT ANY TIME</span><span style='mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:windowtext;font-weight:normal'>: I welcome questions raised by the lectures and other communications. Send your inquiries and comments to me via email: </span><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:windowtext;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>tr [at] sar.usf.edu</span><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext;font-weight: normal'>. If your message appears to be of general interest and value to the class, I will send your original question and my response to all students. If you wish to chat in person, via Skype, or by phone, please contact me via email to arrange a time. Because all my teaching is online, I am very seldom on campus. Students are welcome to exchange messages with one another via the Canvas discussion forum (suggested but not required).</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:windowtext; font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Software/Hardware Help<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:red'>CANVAS AND USF TECHNOLOGY</span></b><span style='color:red'><br> </span><a href="https://guides.instructure.com/m/8470">Basic Tutorial for Students in Use of Canvas Learning Management System</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'>For help with Canvas, USF email, OASIS, or other USF technology tools see <a href="http://it.usf.edu/"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>http://it.usf.edu/</span></a>, email (<a href="mailto:help@usf.edu">help@usf.edu</a>), or call 866-974-1222.</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'>USF student email (Gmail Apps): <a href="http://mail.usf.edu/">http://mail.usf.edu/</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi'>Canvas assistance at USFSM:</span><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:Arial'> </span><span style='mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi'><a href="http://usfsm.edu/e-learning-services/instructional-support/">http://usfsm.edu/e-learning-services/instructional-support/</a> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'>General information on USF IT Services: <a href="http://it.usf.edu/services">http://it.usf.edu/services</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Email_Headers.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>How to Display Email Headers</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/office/default.aspx">Student discount prices for MS Office products</a> (also check <a href="http://www.computerstore.usf.edu/">USF Computer Store</a> in Tampa)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:red'>GENERAL INFO ON TECHNOLOGY USE IN THIS COURSE<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX7urcijXW0">How to Create Long Horizontal Rule in MS Word</a> (YouTube tutorial)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="spell-checker-weaknesses.pdf">Beware of Your Spell Checker -- It May Be Misleading You!</a> (Jan 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Download free Quicktime player</span></a> (for Windows)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Download free VLC Media Player</span></a> (alternative for lectures)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Free PowerPoint Viewer</span></a> (for lectures)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.uwec.edu/help/Word03/word03.htm">Word 2003/2004</a> (Univ. of Wisconsin tutorials)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.uwec.edu/help/Word07/word07.htm">Word 2007/2008</a> (Univ. of Wisconsin tutorials)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.uwec.edu/Help/General/microsoftoffice.htm">MS Office 2011/2012</a> (Univ. of Wisconsin tutorials)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/?CTT=97"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Microsoft Office 2010 Online Help</span></a> (from Microsoft.com)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Word_2011_tutorial.pdf">Word 2011 (Mac) Tutorial</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA010346051033.aspx"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Create a GANTT chart in Excel</span></a> (Windows)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34jQsN8tF2Y"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Create a GANTT chart in Excel</span></a> (Macintosh)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW_wGSFavTc"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Tutorial on GANTT chart in Excel</span></a> (YouTube video)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.electricteacher.com/tutorial3.htm"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Microsoft PowerPoint Support Center</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.pptfaq.com/index.html">PowerPoint FAQ</a> (very helpful)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.apple.com"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>Apple ... The Computer for the Rest of Us</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.awesomebackgrounds.com/powerpointgraphics.htm"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>How to Right-Size Graphics in PowerPoint</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="reduce-size-of-picture.pdf">How to Reduce File Size of Picture in MS Office 2010 Products</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.uwec.edu/help/Word03/tabs.htm"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>How to Set Tabs in Word</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.uwec.edu/help/Word03/headandfoot.htm"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>How to Set Headers/Footers in Word</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Microsoft Support for Macintosh (Mactopia)</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carriage_return"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>What Is a &quot;Carriage Return&quot;?</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.primopdf.com/">Convert any printable document to PDF</a> (free program)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.zamzar.com/">ZAMZAR - free online file conversion</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Thoughtful Commentary<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>A COLLEGE DEGREE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS?<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Five-Reasons-To-Skip-College.pdf">Five Reasons to Skip College</a> (Forbes, April 2006)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Alternatives_To_College.pdf">Alternatives to College Education</a> (June 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="College_Obsolete.pdf">Is College Obsolete?</a> (July 2008)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="LessonsNotLearned.pdf">Lessons I Didn't Learn in College</a> (Newsweek)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="SixSteps.pdf">Six Steps for Learning Difficult Subjects Quickly</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="How-to-get-an-A.pdf">How to Get an &quot;A&quot; (Prof. Jack Lynch, Rutgers University)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="College_Costs.pdf">Reining in College Costs</a> (Businessweek, Dec 2009)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Financial_Advice_May2010.pdf">Financial Advice for College Graduates </a>(May 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="finances-for-graduates.pdf">Graduates, Do Your Financial Homework</a> (May 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Self-Appointed_Teacher.pdf">Alternative Education Via YouTube?</a> (June 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.nontradstudents.com/">Info for Non-Traditional Students</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="teaching-the-teachers.pdf">Challenging the Assumptions About College Teaching</a> (Chronicle of Higher Ed, Feb 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Subprime_college_education.pdf">Subprime College Education?</a> (George Will, Washington Post columnist, June 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Student-Money-Concerns.pdf">Student Financial Concerns</a> (<i>Inside Higher Education</i>, Nov 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="high-wages.pdf">High Wages After High School -- Without a Bachelor's Degree</a> (BLS, Summer 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>FACTS AND OPINIONS<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in;tab-stops:258.65pt 317.35pt'><a href="Thoughts-on-Writing.pdf">Some Thoughts About Writing</a> (by Thomas Sowell, posted June 2016)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in;tab-stops:258.65pt 317.35pt'><a href="Mistrust_of_Science.pdf">Mistrust of Science</a> (June 2016)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in;tab-stops:258.65pt 317.35pt'><a href="Myths.pdf">Five Biggest Myths About Saving Money, According to a Millennial</a> (Bloomberg News, Nov 2015)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="group-think.pdf">The Irresponsibility of Anti-Scientific Group-Think</a> (May 2015)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Journaling-Relieves-Anxiety.pdf">Can Journaling Relieve Test-Taking Anxiety?</a> (Oct 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="outside_box.htm">Stop Thinking Outside the Box!</a> (Nov 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Impact_of_Communication.pdf">The Multi-Million-Dollar Impact of Business Communication</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqZiIO0YI7Y">Did You Know? (2016 Update)?</a> (YouTube video about current and future realities)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="China-Generation-Y.pdf">Working with China's Generation Y</a> (Feb 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="America_Fragile_Empire.pdf">America the Fragile Empire</a> (LA Times, Feb 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Robotic_Communication.pdf">Are Robots in Your Future?</a> (Businessweek, Feb 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Generational_Differences.pdf">Generational Differences in the Workplace</a> (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="U.S.Schools_Are_Still_Ahead.pdf">American Students Still Win at Innovation</a> (Businessweek, Jan 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.theofficelife.com/employee-monitoring-work-privacy.html">Privacy at Work: Your Computer Is a Window to Your Soul</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.theofficelife.com/reducing-workplace-stress.html">Take Control of Your Workplace Stress</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="PowerPoint_in_Combat.pdf">PowerPoint In Combat </a>(NY Times, 26 Apr 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="WhatLifeAsksOfUs_David-Brooks.pdf">What Life Asks of Us</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>LONG AGO BUT STILL RELEVANT<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="On_Pedantry_Samuel_Johnson_1751.pdf">Essay on Pedantry from 1751 (Samuel Johnson)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://rhetoric.eserver.org/aristotle/">Aristotle's Rhetoric</a> (ca. 350 B.C.) - full English text</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="McPhee_1987.pdf">Example of Excellent Professional Writing</a> (John McPhee, 1987)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="business-writing-in-history.pdf">Business Writing in History</a> (academic research article, 1999)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'>English as Second Language (ESL)</h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslart.html"><span style='color:windowtext'>Use of Articles in English (especially useful if your native language is not English)</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.world-english.org/"><span style='color:windowtext'>Websites for Students of English as Second Language</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.amazon.com/English-Grammar-Guide-Curso-elemental/dp/0132344351">English Grammar Guide for Students Learning Spanish</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Practice-Makes-Perfect-English-Learners/dp/0071441328">English Grammar for ESL Learners</a> (book)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="English-for-Russian_Speakers.pdf">English Tips for Speakers of Russian and Similar Slavic Languages</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Modismos-Ingleses-para-Hispanos-Speakers/dp/0764137522">U.S. English Idioms for Spanish Speakers</a> (book)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.englishforums.com/content/articles/starting-point-for-students.htm">English Forums for Non-Native Speakers of English</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Humor</span><span style='font-size: 12.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.about.com/od/terms/a/montypythonfiguresofspeech.htm?nl=1">Monty Python's Announcement for People Who Like Figures of Speech</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://the-writesolution.blogspot.com/2010/05/worst-technical-writing-contest.html">Worst Technical Writing</a> (contest)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="english_oddities.htm">Oddities of the English Language</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Nutty_Advertising_Firm.pdf">Need an Outrageous Ad Agency? Try This One.</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="dilbert_jargon.htm">Dilbert on Corporate Jargon</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.dilbert.com/">The Official Dilbert Website</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Adams,Scott_thoughts.htm">Thoughts from Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert</a><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="InterviewWithScottAdams.pdf">Interview with Scott Adams</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.johnsmurf.com/jargon.htm">MBA Jargon Watch</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.despair.com/">Demotivational Art from Despair, Inc.</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.cartoonbank.com/">NEW YORKER Magazine Cartoons</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="pop_talk.htm">Pop Talk Is Totally Everywhere</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="like_like_like.htm">Like, Why Do So Many People Like Saying &quot;Like&quot;?</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="five-weird-ways.htm">Five Weird Ways to College Success</a> (Washington Post)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Booger-Boogie-spelling.pdf">Can one letter in a misspelled word matter?</a> (cartoon)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://fortune.com/tag/stanley-bing/">Stanley Bing Blog: Commentary with a Bite</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="2k-old-businessman.htm">Stanley Bing: The 2,000-Year-Old Businessman</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Student Evaluations of Instructor's Past Courses</span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333399'><o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in'>Click <a href="http://www.todroberts.com/USF/Roberts_Evaluations.htm"><b><span style='font-variant:small-caps;text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>HERE</span></b></a> for official USF evaluations (numeric scores and comments) by students in courses taught by Mr. Roberts from Fall 2003 through Summer 2018. NOTE: For numeric scores of all USF faculty, see <b><span style='color:red'>https://fair.usf.edu/EvaluationMart/</span></b> (For technical reasons, you must copy and paste this exact red-text link into your web browser; it will not work as a live link on this page.)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:.1in'>For my evaluations on the RateMyProfessor.com website, see: <a href="http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=868969">http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=868969</a></p> <h4 style='margin-left:.1in'>Writing Assistance</h4> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>ON-LINE AND ON-CAMPUS WRITING HELP<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'>For assistance from the writing tutoring center on your home campus.</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>TAMPA</b>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lib.usf.edu/writing/schedule-an-appointment/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>http://www.lib.usf.edu/writing/schedule-an-appointment/</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>SARASOTA</b>:&nbsp;<a href="http://usfsm.edu/information-commons/tutoring/"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>http://usfsm.edu/information-commons/tutoring/</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>ST. PETERSBURG</b>:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.usfsp.edu/success/online-writing-tutoring/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>https://www.usfsp.edu/success/online-writing-tutoring/</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Online Grammar and English Handbook</span></a><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/">Purdue Univ. Online Writing Lab (OWL)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/index.html">Purdue OWL Handouts for Professional Writing</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.businesswritingblog.com/">Business Writing Blog</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Stay_Focused.pdf">21 Ways to Stay Focused in an Online Class</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.about.com/od/advicefromthepros/a/Thank-God-For-Deadlines-How-Writers-Get-Their-Work-Done.htm?nl=1">Thank God for Deadlines</a> (June 2014)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/esl-4133095">For Speakers of English as a Second Language (ESL)</a> - May 2017</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>WRITING IMPROVEMENT<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.about.com/od/improveyourwriting/a/tenedittipsbusiness.htm">Top Ten Editing Tips for Business Writers</a> (About.com)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="discerning-tone-in-writing.pdf">Discerning Tone in Writing</a> (August 2013)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/linking-verbs-versus-action-verbs.html">Replacing Linking Verbs with Action Verbs</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3_laws_com.pdf">Three Laws of Professional Communication</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/concise.htm">Writing Concise Sentences</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/635/01/">The Paramedic Method</a> (conciseness, from Purdue OWL)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://web.ku.edu/~edit/concise.html">Conciseness: Definition and Examples</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-sentence-structure.htm">What Is Sentence Structure?</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Action_Verbs.pdf">Energize Business Writing with Action Verbs</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.theofficelife.com/business-jargon-dictionary-A.html">The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ekij45gdh/most-annoying-business-jargon/">Annoying Business Jargon: 45 Examples</a> (Forbes)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/abstract.htm">Abstract, Concrete, General, and Specific Terms</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="commonly-confused-words.pdf">Commonly Confused Word Pairs</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.justinmclachlan.com/72/100-deadwood-phrases-to-cut-from-your-writing/">Avoid These Deadwood Phrases</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://clear-writing-with-mr-clarity.blogspot.com/2008/10/vague-antecedent.html">Eliminate the Vague Antecedent</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.writers-free-reference.com/passive.htm">How to Eliminate Passive Voice</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'>Basic Punctuation Rules </p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.punctuationmadesimple.com/">Punctuation Made Simple</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.juvalamu.com/qmarks/">Gallery of Misused Quotation Marks</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/numbers.htm">Using Numbers, Writing Lists</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/623/1/">Use Parallel Structure in Lists</a> (Purdue OWL)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Faulty_Parallel_Structure.pdf">Recognize and Fix Faulty Parallel Structure</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="file://localhost/owl/resource/595/01">Using Pronouns Clearly</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.wilbers.com/BureaucraticWriting.htm">Pitfalls of Bureaucratic Writing</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/runons.htm">Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma_splice">Comma Splices (Wikipedia)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Three-Comma-Splices.pdf">Three Comma Splices &amp; How to Repair Them</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.grammartips.homestead.com/hyphens1.html">Hyphenated Compounds</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.ceafinney.com/subjunctive/">God Save the Subjunctive!</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/modifiers.htm">How to Place Modifiers So They Make Sense!</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/%E2%80%9Conly%E2%80%9D-the-most-insidious-misplaced-modifier">Put &quot;Only&quot; Where It Belongs!</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> </td> <td width=457 valign=top style='width:456.5pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid white .75pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .75pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .75pt;mso-border-top-alt:solid white .75pt; background:white;padding:6.0pt 6.0pt 6.0pt 6.0pt'> <h4 style='margin-left:.1in;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Important Sites and Pages<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://usfsm.edu/information-commons/tutoring/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Student Support - Infocommons at USFSM</span></a><span class=MsoIntenseEmphasis><span style='color:maroon;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://usfsm.edu/disability-services/">USFSM Disability Services</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.usf.edu/it/about-us/contact-usf-it.aspx">IT Support at USF</a> (email, websites, Canvas, etc.)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://ankisrs.net/">Anki software =&gt; free tool for making memorization easier and more fun</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="language_errors_usf.htm">Common Language Errors to Avoid (Roberts)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://my.usf.edu"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>Canvas (http://my.usf.edu)</span></a>: all student grades, exams, and discussion forums are posted on Canvas</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://usfweb2.usf.edu/oasis/mainoasis_stu.htm"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>OASIS</span></a> (main portal for class schedules and related information)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.lib.usf.edu/public/index.cfm?Pg=RefWorks&amp;IsTextOnly=True"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>USF Library Online Search</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="https://usfsm.libguides.com/ptc">Library Resources in Professional &amp; Technical Communication on USFSM Campus</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://usfsm.edu/catalog/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/02/Full-Catalog-2014-2015-TOC.pdf"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>USFSM Undergraduate Catalog (2014-2015)</span></a> Policy 3.025 on Disruption of Academic Process is stated at <a href="http://usfsm.edu/catalog/academics/disruption-of-academic-process/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>this link</span></a>. Policy 3.027 on Academic Integrity is at <a href="http://usfsm.edu/catalog/academics/academic-integrity-of-students/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>this link</span></a>. Every student must read and follow these policies.<span class=MsoHyperlink><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi'><o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><span class=MsoHyperlink><a href="plagiarism-effects.pdf">Consequences of Plagiarism</a></span><span style='color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Plagiarism_NoBigDeal.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>Students' Changing Views of Plagiarism</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.registrar.usf.edu/enroll/regist/calendt.php"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>USF Registrar's Academic Calendars</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.todroberts.com/USF/PTC-major.pdf"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>B.A. in Professional &amp; Technical Communication at USFSM</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="PTC_Major+Minor_2015-2016.pdf">USFSM 2015-16 Catalog: Prof &amp; Tech Communication (major + minor)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="4946_Writing-Internship-Info.pdf">The Writing Internship at USF Sarasota-Manatee</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Internship_Advantages.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>Making the Most of an Internship</span></a> (article)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.google.com/"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>GOOGLE Search Engine</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Main Web Portal for USF Sarasota-Manatee</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/CampusComputing/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>USF Sarasota Campus Computing</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://usfsm.edu/career-services/"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>USF Sarasota-Manatee Career Center</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.todroberts.com"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>Instructor's Professional Website</span></a><span class=MsoHyperlink><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'><o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Support_Wikipedia/en"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>WIKIPEDIA</span></a><span style='color:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Student-Money-Concerns.pdf"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Student Financial Concerns</span></a> (Inside Higher Education, Nov 2012)</p> <h4 style='margin-left:.1in;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Writing Correctly and Effectively</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>WRITING ONLINE AND ON-TARGET<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://business.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-write-clear-and-professional-emails--cms-20939">How to Write Clear &amp; Professional Emails</a> (June 2016)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Ten_Tips_Professional_Email.pdf">Ten Tips for Writing Professional Emails</a> (May 2016)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Composing_Email.pdf">Why Students Need Practice in Composing Professional Emails</a> (Nov 2015)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="misunderstood_email.pdf"><span style='color:windowtext'>Why Emails Are So Misunderstood</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Email_Gets_Makeover.pdf">Is Email Now Outmoded?</a> (New York Times, Dec 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="End-of-Email.pdf">The End of Email?</a> (Jan 2014)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Six_Email_Mistakes.pdf">Six Common Email Mistakes</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="email_perils.pdf"><span style='color:windowtext'>*!#@ The E-Mail. Can We Talk?</span></a> (Businessweek)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://soshable.com/social-networking-for-business-8-tips-on-how-to-relate-and-communicate/">Social Networking for Business</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="nytimes_writing.htm"><span style='color:windowtext'>The Fine Art of Getting It Down on Paper ... Fast</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="nytimes_devoid-of-content.htm"><span style='color:windowtext'>Devoid of Content -- learning language</span></a></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>STYLE, USAGE, DOCUMENTATION, IDIOM<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/esl-4133095">For Speakers of English as a Second Language (ESL)</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="ProofreadingTips.pdf">Top 10 Proofreading Tips</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammarist.com">GRAMMARIST </a>(lively discussion of amusing and infuriating linguistic perplexities!)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.about.com/od/basicsentencegrammar/a/basicstructures.htm">Grammar Basics: Sentence Structure</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Ignorance-or-Sincerity.pdf">Ignorance or Sincerity? (Thoughts on &quot;Correct&quot; English)</a> (Dec 2013)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Tone-in-business-writing.pdf">Tone in Business Writing</a> (Purdue OWL)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Seven_Sins.pdf">The Seven Deadly Sins of Student Writers</a> (Chronicle of Higher Education)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Keeping_the_Comma_Splice_Queen_Happy.pdf">A Simple Analogy to Explain How to Avoid a Comma Splice</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Grammar_Pitfalls.pdf">I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar</a> (Harvard Business Review, July 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="annoying-jargon.pdf">Annoying, Pretentious and Useless Business Jargon</a> (January 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Denotation-vs-Connotation.pdf">Choosing the Best Words: Denotations &amp; Connotations</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/notorious.htm">Notorious Confusables: A Guide to Using the Right Word at the Right Time</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="grade_penalties.pdf">Defining &quot;Writing Errors&quot; in This Course</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.wordreference.com/">Online Word Reference / English Dictionary</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/CommonErrors.html">The Writer's Handbook: An Editing Checklist</a> (Univ. of Wisconsin Madison)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="goofs.htm"><span style='text-decoration:none; text-underline:none'>Recognizing and Eliminating Mistakes</span></a> (June 09)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.bartleby.com/141/">Elements of Style (Strunk &amp; White)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="50_Years_of_Stupid_Grammar_Advice.com.pdf">50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice</a> (anti-Strunk &amp; White)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="cliches.pdf">Let's Think Outside the Box of Bad Clichs</a> (Newsweek)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.bartleby.com/am/">American Heritage Reference Collection</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html">Common Errors in English (Paul Brian)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/">MLA Documentation Procedures</a> (Purdue)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="MLA-Parenthetical-Documentation.pdf">MLA Parenthetical Documentation Rules</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://library.albany.edu/infolit/citesources">When and Why to Cite Sources</a> (SUNY at Albany)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/citeone_s.php?style=MLA">Easy Documentation Tool (MLA Format)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="citing-references.pdf">Importance of Citing References</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Writing Tips and Samples<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>GENERAL TIPS<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="IMPORTANCE%252525252520OF%252525252520COMMUNICATION.docx">Communicating in the Construction Industry</a> (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Writers'_Tips.pdf">Writers' Tips</a> (posted May 2014)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="file://localhost/owl/resource/681/01">Useful Overview of Professional Writing</a> (Purdue OWL)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.syntaxtraining.com/business_writing_tips.html">Business Writing Tips</a> (commercial workshop provider) </p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.businessdegreeonline.net/business-writing-resources">Business Writing: Expert Advice and Online Resources</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Action_Verbs.pdf">Energize Business Writing with Action Verbs</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="ManagerialStyle.PDF">Managerial Writing Style</a> (Sloan School of Business)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="elevator_speech.pdf">How to Craft an Effective Elevator Speech</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_block.html">Overcoming Writer's Block</a> (Purdue)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feedback">Feedback (Wikipedia)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_4ptclos.html">Sales Letters: The Four-Point Action Closing</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/590/01/">Memo Writing (from Purdue Online Writing Lab)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_revisebus.html">Revision in Business Writing (Purdue)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Interest-Your-Reader.pdf">Make Nonprofit Writing Interesting for Readers!</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="UsefulWritingAdvice.pdf">Use the Period. And Other Writing Lessons.</a> (12 Oct 09)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="SevenTypesOfBadWriting.pdf">Seven Types of Bad Writing</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>ASSIGNMENT 1: BUSINESS MEMO (20% of grade) - due Jan 22<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b>See syllabus for formal instructions.<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_SampleBadMemo.pdf"><span style='color:windowtext'>Sample Memo from Actual Company (Assignment 1)</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_Assign1_SampleMemos.pdf">Sample Assignment 1 Student Memos</a> (2006 and 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_MemoFormat.pdf">How to Format a Business Memo</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>ASSIGNMENT 2: EMPLOYEE REPRIMAND (20% of grade) - due Feb 12<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b>See syllabus for formal instructions.<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_2_Reprimand.pdf">Sample Employee Reprimand (Assignment 2)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="problem_employees.pdf">How to Deal with Problem Employees</a> (Assignment 2)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="name-calling_in_workplace.pdf">What Do You Call Co-Workers &amp; Customers? (Feb 2010)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://hr.uiowa.edu/tools-departments/brief-guide-progressive-discipline">Progressive Discipline</a> (from Univ. of Iowa)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>ASSIGNMENT 3: COVER LETTER &amp; RESUME (20% of grade) - Mar 5<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b>See syllabus for formal instructions.<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_Assign3_Instructions.docx">Assignment 3 instructions</a> (slightly modified from the syllabus)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Roberts_JobHuntingAdvice_July-2018.docx">Job-hunting Advice by the Instructor (<b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>required reading for Assignment 3</b>)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/02/pf/resume-red-flags/index.html?hpt=ob_articlefooter&amp;amp;iid=obnetwork">What Makes a Recruiter Reject Your Resume in Seconds?</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_3_sample.docx">Sample of Assignment 3</a> (job notice, cover letter, resume, Linkedin profile, Oct 2013)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://career-advice.monster.com/">Advice on Job Hunting, Cover Letters, Resumes from Monster.com</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://usfsm.edu/career-services/">USFSM Career Services</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="What_Recruiters_Look_for.docx">What Recruiters Look for In a Resume</a> (Oct 2015)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.job-hunt.org/job-search-mindset/employer-resume-review-secrets.shtml">How Employers Review Resumes</a> </p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Interview_Success.pdf">Interview Success</a> (Feb 2016)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; color:red'>ASSIGNMENT 4: REPORT, PROPOSAL, OR PLAN (30% of grade) - outline due Mar 19, completed submission due Apr 23</span></b><span style='mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi'><br> <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>See syllabus for formal instructions.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="powerful-reports.pdf">How to Write More Powerful Business Reports</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.4hb.com/0350tipwritebizproposal.html">Tips for Writing a Business Proposal</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Why-Business-Proposals-Fail.pdf">Five Reasons for a Failed Proposal</a> (Feb 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_ResearchOutline_Samples.pdf">Samples of Assignment 4 <b>OUTLINE</b></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/writing-business-plan/essential-elements-good-busines">Essential Elements of a Good Business Plan</a> (Small Business Administration)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="ENC3250_BusinessPlanExample.pdf">Sample of Assignment 4 Business <b>PLAN</b></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_4_SampleBusinessPlan_3250-student.pdf">Sample of Assignment 4 Business <b>PLAN</b> [3250 Student]</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://formswift.com/swot-analysis-guide">Guidelines for Effective SWOT Analysis</a> (Gomer + Hille, UC Berkeley)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_SampleBusinessReport.pdf">Sample of Assignment 4 Business <b>REPORT</b></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Feasibility-Sample.docx">Sample of Assignment 4 <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>FEASIBILITY REPORT</b></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="3250_ProposalSample.pdf">Sample of Assignment 4 For-Profit Business <b>PROPOSAL</b></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Business_Feasibility_Study_Outline.pdf">Business Feasibility Study Outline</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://faculty.washington.edu/vandra/html/bpwriting.html">Advice on Writing a Business <b>PLAN</b></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Sahlman_BusinessPlan.pdf">How to Write a Great Business Plan</a> (Harvard Business Review)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Data-based_business-plan.pdf">Data-based Business Plan</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/businessplans/a/bizplanfinanc.htm">Financial Section of Business Plan</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Ten_Entrepreneur_Mistakes.pdf">The 10 Stupidest Things an Entrepreneur Could Do</a> (January 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.policeone.com/training/articles/44385-Ten-Steps-to-Improve-Your-Written-Reports/">Tips for Law Enforcement Report Writing</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <h4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left: .1in;line-height:normal'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Resume, LinkedIn Profile, Cover Letter, Interview, and Job-Hunting<o:p></o:p></span></h4> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:red'>GENERAL TIPS<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><span style='color:red;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="Students_Should_Be_Professional.pdf">Students Should Be Professional</a> </span><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>(Inside Higher Education, June 2015)</span><span style='color:red;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><span style='color:red;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="Communication-Skills-at-Top.docx">Communication Skills at Top of List</a></span><span style='color:#943634;mso-themecolor:accent2;mso-themeshade:191;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'> (Businessweek)</span><span style='color:red;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://usfsm.edu/career-services/">USF Sarasota-Manatee Career Center</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/students/CareerCenter/SAM.php">USFSM Student Alumni Mentor Program</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Why-Nobody-Calls.pdf">Why Nobody Calls When You Apply for a Job</a> (April 2014)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Internship_cautions.pdf">Caution: Internships Can Be Exploitative</a> (New York Times, May 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="get-noticed.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>How to Get Noticed by Hiring Managers</span></a> (May 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Career_Damage.pdf">11 Ways to Hurt Your Career</a> (Monster.com)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="BasicTips_LandingTheNextJob.pdf">Basic Tips: Landing the Next Job</a> (2008)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.payscale.com/wizards/choose.aspx?consumer=1">How Much Does That Job Pay?</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="StartUp_of_You.pdf">The Start-Up Of You: The New Economic Realities</a> (NY Times)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Age-Proofing_Your_Job_Application.pdf">Age-Proofing Your Job Application</a> (Wall St Journal, Aug 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Sarasota-Bradenton-employment_Sept2012.pdf">Sarasota-Bradenton Jobs Report</a> (<i>Bradenton</i> <i>Herald</i>, 21 Sept 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="AgeDiscrimination.pdf">How to Deal with Age Discrimination in the Job Market</a> (PBS, Nov 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:red'>COVER LETTERS<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/cover-letter-tips/jobs.aspx">Cover Letter Tips</a> (monster.com)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://ezinearticles.com/?175-Power-Verbs-and-Phrases-for-Resumes,-Cover-Letters,-and-Interviews&amp;id=1873">Use &quot;Power Verbs&quot; in Your Resume and Cover Letter</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="TenCoverLtrMistakes.pdf">Ten Worst Things to Put in Your Cover Letter </a>(Wall St Journal)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:red'>RESUMES AND ONLINE PROFILES<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><a href="https://students.linkedin.com">Linkedin Advice for Students</a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="https://students.linkedin.com/content/dam/university/global/en_US/site/pdf/LinkedIn%20Profile%20Checklist%20-%20College%20Students.pdf">Linkedin Profile Checklist for Students</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.todroberts.com/USF/Six-Steps-LinkedIn.pdf">Six Steps to a More Marketable LinkedIn Profile</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.salary.com/10-things-to-never-put-on-your-resume/">Ten Things Never to Put on Your Resume</a> (Salary.com)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Resume_Details.pdf">Choose Meaningful Resume Details</a> (Monster.com, Feb 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Dynamic_Digital_Resumes.pdf">Dynamic Digital Resumes</a> (Mashable.com, 21 Feb 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.bersin.com/blog/post/Rethinking-the-Resume-Is-It-Becoming-Obsolete.aspx">Is the Traditional Resume Becoming Obsolete?</a> (Feb 2009)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="eliminate-from-resume.pdf">Final Cut: Words to Strike From Your Resume</a> (Oct 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Assignment_3_RevisionSample.pdf">Assignment 3 (Resume): How to Revise</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="TinyTypos_BigImpacts.pdf">Tiny Typos on Resume Can Sink Your Job Hunt</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="10_resume_mistakes.pdf">Ten Resume Mistakes (posted Feb 2010)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.todroberts.com/USF/Federal-Resume-Advice.pdf">Federal Resume Guidance</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="LinkedIn_Plan.docx">LinkedIn s Plan for World Domination</a> (New Yorker, Oct 2015)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><b><span style='color:red'>INTERVIEWS<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="FiveQuestions.pdf">Five Questions You Should Never Ask in a Job Interview</a> (Monster.com)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="interview_attire_women.pdf">Interview Attire for Women</a> (2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="interview_attire_men.pdf">Interview Attire for Men</a> (2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="InterviewQuestions.pdf">Interview Questions</a> (ProEdit, Oct 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Interviewing_StrongPoints.pdf">Interviewing - Sell Your Strong Points</a> (ProEdit, Oct 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="tough-interview-questions.pdf">Answers to Ten Tough Interview Questions</a> (Forbes)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="interviewing_mistake.pdf">An Important Interviewing Mistake to Avoid</a> (Business Insider)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="job-interview-mistakes.pdf">What NOT to Say in a Job Interview</a> (April 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="hottest-jobs_grueling-interviews.pdf"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Hottest Jobs Barricaded by Grueling Interviews</span></a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Three-Interview-Questions.pdf">Three Important Interview Questions</a> (<span style='mso-bidi-font-style:italic'>Forbes</span>, April 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Post-Interview_ThankYou.pdf">Post-Interview Thank You</a> (ProEdit, Nov 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>INFO FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING CAREERS<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.eatonliterary.com/index.htm"><span style='color:purple'>Eaton Literary Agency, Sarasota FL</span></a><span class=apple-converted-space><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"-3 0000"; mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>&nbsp;</span></span>(annual cash awards contest)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://grammar.about.com/od/advicefromthepros/a/If-You-Really-Want-To-Write.htm?nl=1">If You Want to Write, Write</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.cloudnet.com/~pdunham/newbietechwriterportfolios.html">Preparing a Job-Hunting Portfolio</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="prep-for-editing-career.pdf">The Best Academic Preparation for an Editorial Career </a>(June 2013)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.todroberts.com/USF/PTC-major.pdf">Info on USFSM Professional &amp; Technical Writing B.A. Program</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Felice_CareerChallenges.pdf"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Career Perspectives from a Recent USFSM Graduate</span></a> (Nov 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.todroberts.com/USF/Writing_Career_Tips.htm">Career Tips from USFSM Professional &amp; Technical Communication Program</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="CareerProfiles.pdf">Career Summaries from Princeton Review</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://sarasota.craigslist.org/wri/">Sarasota Craig's List - seeking writers and editors</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="HowToBeGrantWriter.pdf">How To Be A Grant Writer</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="IRS_IndependentContractors.pdf">The IRS Targets Independent Contractors </a>(Businessweek, 8 May 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="GettingInTheGame.pdf">Getting in the Game: From Freelancer to Employee</a> (Wall St Journal, June 2010)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="college_majors.pdf">Not All College Majors Are Created Equal</a> (January 2012)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>INFO FOR MILITARY VETERANS &amp; GOVERNMENT JOB-SEEKERS<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://vetjobs.com/">For military veterans: vetjobs.com</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="JobHunting_For-Vets.pdf">Job Hunting for Vets</a> (May 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="FedResHandbook.pdf">Federal Resume Handbook (2002)</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="Federal-Resume-Advice.pdf">Federal Resume Guidance</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="http://www.security-jobs.net">For Seekers of Jobs in Security Fields</a></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=WelcomePage-Subhead style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:.1in'><span style='mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>ONLINE JOB-HUNTING<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="social-media-history.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: none;text-underline:none'>Social Media History Becomes New Job Hurdle</span></a> (NY Times)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; margin-left:.1in'><a href="social-background-checks.pdf">What Job-Seekers Need to Know About Social Background Checks</a> (July 2011)</p> <p class=LinkList style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt; 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