GEB 3213 Syllabus
Writing in Business
GEB 3213 Syllabus
GEB 3213 Assignments
GEB 3213 Schedule
Instructor: Cathlena Martin
Business and Administrative Communication. 7th edition. Kitty O. Locker, McGraw-Hill, 2005, combined with Business Writing CPR: 16 Principles for Writing Virtually Anything Effectively. Jane Douglas.
We have selected Business and Administrative Communication, by Kitty O. Locker, as our primary text. This is a very comprehensive business textbook with good online support providing daily newsfeeds and useful resource links. We have combined this into a custom text with Business Writing CPR: 16 Principles for Writing Virtually Anything Effectively written by our own Jane Douglas. Business Writing CPR uses new research into neuroscience, cognition, and linguistics to provide writers with the essential stylistic tools for mastering clear, efficient, and highly effective writing.
Students will analyze real-world scenarios to determine how and why a document serves its purpose in the workplace, discover the role of document design in information processing, and learn how to respond efficiently to clients and colleagues needs. The assignments, geared to both general and specialist audiences, provide practice in such essential career skills as problem solving, time management, and oral presentations.
Students complete multiple drafts of the following writing assignments:
By the end of this course, students will know how to
Students are expected to attend all lectures and writing workshops because success in this course depends on intensive, continuous, and supervised writing practice. Writing is a skill, which means that the more you practice writing with guidance, the more your skills will improve. Because of the incremental and cumulative effect of GEB 3213, if a student misses 6 workshop sessions (for any reason), the student will be assigned a grade of E (failure) for the course. In addition, quizzes, in-class writing, group work, peer review and other in-class activities can not be made up.
Students are responsible for getting assignments in on their due dates. Papers are due at the beginning of class on the assigned date, and students must complete ALL assignments to pass the course. Students should complete readings and assignments included in the syllabus by the class following the assignment, unless otherwise indicated. Even with an excused absence, students should make every attempt to turn assignments in on time.
As a University of Florida student, your performance is governed by the
UF Honor Code, available in its full form at http://www.reg.ufl.edu/01-02-catalog/student_life/.
The Honor Code requires Florida students to neither give nor receive unauthorized
aid in completing all assignments. Violations include cheating, plagiarism,
bribery, and misrepresentation, all defined in detail at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial/honestybrochure.htm.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the words or ideas of another as one's
own. You would commit plagiarism by using, without crediting the source:
The University of Florida complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
GEB 3213 satisfies General Education requirements for both Composition (C) and Gordon Rule-Communication (E6). As a result, to fulfill the Composition requirement, GEB 3213 offers instruction in how to write with maximum clarity, organization, and efficiency, as well as how to adapt writing to the demands of a variety of genres, contexts, and audiences. To satisfy the E6 Gordon Rule requirement, GEB 3213 also requires students to complete at least 6,000 words of evaluated writing during the semester.