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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AENG 100 - Writing In The Workplace


Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Writing course prepares students to be effective writers in the workplace. The course focuses on career related writing, especially for students in a professional-technical career pathway. Students compose, design, revise, and edit effective letters, memos, and employment documents including a resume and cover letter. An emphasis of the course is on the use of language to communicate information clearly, and precisely.
Recommended: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CS 100  or CS 110 , and ENGL 097 .
Course Outcomes:
  • Apply planning and research strategies for writing assignments by using the outlining process.
  • Apply the six basic qualities of a business message: courtesy, clarity, conciseness, concreteness, correctness, and completeness.
  • Use business writing techniques to produce emails, memos, and letters.
  • Apply proper editing and proofreading skills to all written documents.
  • Produce professional documents using appropriate computer programs.
  • Analyze various components of a resume and cover letter to choose the most appropriate format for specific job search.
Course Topics:

  1. Guides for effective communication
  2. Planning and organizing a writing assignment
  3. Computer and word processing skills
  4. Effective editing and proofreading
  5. Components and processes for writing business documents, including Resume and Cover letter
  6. Writing professional memos
  7. Writing professional emails
  8. Organize and compile skills portfolio to ascertain skills and match skills required in the career of choice
Course Attribute(s): PT Written Communication