University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

ENC 3250.524
PROFESSIONAL WRITING

Summer C, 2019 • All-Online Course

Session begins 13 May 2019 and ends 19 July 2019.
There are no on-campus meetings for this course.
Course reference numbers (CRN): 53659 (Section 522) + 54148 (Section 523)
Total enrollment: 49 students (as of 05-04-2019)

 

Instructor: T. E. Roberts [tr(at)sar.usf.edu]
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Updated 18 June 2019

This online course requires no conventional attendance, but students are obligated to submit lecture audio codes on schedule to verify course participation and progress. The final exam will cover all links on this page but will emphasize the links highlighted in yellow.

 

Course Syllabus and Relevant Information

 

Course Textbooks (recommended but not required)

 

Schedule of ENC 3250 Assignments • Summer C, 2019 - see “Syllabus” on Canvas

See assignment instructions in Canvas Files (3250_SummerC-2019_instructions.docx). Grading is usually completed within one week of the submission date. See syllabus for information on optional detailed markup and revision. Schedule is subject to change because of circumstances beyond instructor's control.

May 13, Mon

Summer C begins; Background Info is due on this date but will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 27, Mon

3250 ASSIGNMENT 1 DUE 6 pm: Business Memo

May 27, Mon

Memorial Day Holiday (campus closed)

June 10, Mon

3250 ASSIGNMENT 2 DUE 6 pm: Employee Reprimand

June 24, Mon

3250 ASSIGNMENT 3 DUE 6 pm: Resume, Cover Ltr, Linkedin Profile

July 1, Mon

3250 ASSIGNMENT 4 OUTLINE DUE 6 pm (required but not graded)

July 4, Thu

Independence Day Holiday

July 15, Mon

3250 ASSIGNMENT 4 DUE 6 pm: Report, Proposal, or Business Plan

July 15-17, Mon-Wed

3250 FINAL EXAM ON CANVAS (8 am July 15 to 11 pm July 17)

July 19, Fri

End of Summer C session (final grades visible on Canvas around July 23); submit course evaluation by this date

August 6, 2019

All Summer C final grades to be posted on OASIS

 

Course Content and Lectures

Lectures will be available for downloading from the FILES section on Canvas. Each lecture consists of a brief spoken audio recording embedded within a set of PowerPoint slides. It is important to hear the audio and read the slides on your computer. 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 CD-ROM, 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.

IMPORTANT: Listen to and take notes on lectures as they are posted -- they provide essential information needed to perform assignments successfully. If you are unable to download a lecture, contact the instructor immediately. State the lecture audio codes noted in the audio intro of each lecture at the end of written submissions as noted in the weekly schedule. Failure to do so will result in penalty to your grade.

Except for the first lecture posted before the beginning of the term, lectures will usually be posted on Sundays or Mondays, but this schedule is subject to change because of uncontrollable factors. You will be notified via Canvas announcement when they are available. Please do not ask for a lecture to be posted in advance -- they are custom-created every semester.

CONTACT ME AT ANY TIME: I welcome questions raised by the lectures and other communications. Send your inquiries and comments to me via email (tr [at] sar.usf.edu). 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 phone, please contact me via email to arrange a time. My USFSM campus office is C-252, but we may also be able to meet off campus. Students are welcome to exchange messages with one another via the Canvas discussion forum (suggested but not required).

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN EDUCATION:
THINK AND ACT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL, NOT LIKE A STUDENT.

Software/Hardware Help

Thoughtful Commentary

A COLLEGE DEGREE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS?

FACTS AND OPINIONS

LONG AGO BUT STILL RELEVANT

English as Second Language (ESL)

Humor

Student Evaluations of Instructor's Past Courses

Writing Assistance

ON-LINE AND ON-CAMPUS WRITING HELP

WRITING IMPROVEMENT

Important Sites and Pages

Writing Correctly and Effectively

WRITING ONLINE AND ON-TARGET

 

STYLE, USAGE, DOCUMENTATION, IDIOM

Writing Tips and Samples

GENERAL TIPS

ASSIGNMENT 1: BUSINESS MEMO (20% of grade) - due Jan 21, 2019

ASSIGNMENT 2: EMPLOYEE REPRIMAND (20% of grade) - due Feb 11, 2019

ASSIGNMENT 3: COVER LETTER & RESUME (20% of grade) - Mar 4, 2019

Resume, LinkedIn Profile, Cover Letter, Interview, and Job-Hunting

INFO FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING CAREERS

INFO FOR MILITARY VETERANS & GOVERNMENT JOB-SEEKERS

ONLINE JOB-HUNTING

FOR BUSINESS GRADUATES