This course is meant to help students evolve their planning and writing for applied purposes regardless of discipline. Students will be able to choose appropriate methods to complete tasks related to future and current job or academic requirements. Topics will include: Resumes, cover letters, short and long academic writing, presentations for academic and professional purposes, etc. This is an applied class so students will need to participate as fully as possible to gain full benefit from the class. As a year long course, the first semester will introduce intermediate concepts for writing and presenting with a chance for students to give presentations and to work on current writing for feedback or older writings they want to improve. The second semester will give more insight on skills for more applied professional writing and/or those conducting research requiring outside sources (to avoid plagiarism) and also a focus on phrasing by utilizing more sophisticated ways to move through writing.
- Professional/Academic Writing and Presentation Skills is a pass/fail course. Please note that graduate students can sign up for this course but will not get the credits. Undergraduate students who would like to waive credits with this course must confirm that his/her department acknowledges the credits of the course before signing up for this class.
- This course is a pass/fail course. Students must attend the class for at least 18 hours per semester (at least 18 hours of attendance for each semester.) Credits will only be recognized when students fulfill the abovementioned requirement and will be issued in the following semester.
- The credits of the course must be acknowledged by the designated department. Please confirm if the credits can be acknowledged or not before signing up for the class. Students cannot drop out after the class begins.
- The session will be on every Monday from 14:00 to 16:00, and the class will last for 11 weeks, which is 22 hours in total per semester. The instructor will roll call whenever in class. The credits cannot be counted as valid once a student is absent from class for 3 times or more regardless of the reasons of absence.