2014 Fall Business Comm Calendar Wyatt Essay

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Prof.: Christopher Scott Wyatt cswyatt@andrew.cmu.edu
Cell: 559-280-4079
Office: Tepper 230
Hours: Tu/Th: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. M/W/F: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meets: (A) 1:30 – 2:20, PH 226B (B) 2:30 – 3:20, PH A22 (C) 3:30 – 4:20, DH 2105
Course Calendar • Fall 2014
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Dates
Topics
Assignments DUE
1
M Aug. 25
Introduction
Purchase books!

W
Résumés and the Job Hunt (and Clients, too)

F
Word Processing and Résumé Formatting

2
M Sep. 1
NO CLASS MEETING (Labor Day)

W
Cover Letters

F
Personal Statements
• PAR Statements, Realistic Goals, Personal Plans
Quiz 1: Career Documents
Résumé Draft
3
M Sep. 8
Interview Skills

W
Word Processing: Templates, Styles, Page Setup, Settings…

F
Word Processing: Headers/Footers, Automation, Collaboration
Quiz 2: Word Processing Basics
Cover Letter and Personal Statement Drafts
4
M Sep. 15
Assembling and Managing Teams

W
Personal Pitches and Mock Interviews
Personal Pitch Evaluations (in class)

F
Intro to Legal and Ethical Issues

Personal Reflection: My Interviews
Résumé, Cover Letter, Personal Statement
5
M Sep. 22
Correspondence (Memos and Letters)
Better Business Writing; Ch. 18–20

W
Research Methods and Practices
Guest Speaker: Librarian Roye Werner

F
Finalize Group Memberships
Group Roundtables: Product Brainstorming
Quiz 3: Correspondence
Memo 1: Our Group Project
6
M Sep. 29
Legal, Ethical Concerns
Positive, Negative Messages

W
Common Style and Grammar Errors
Better Business Writing; Appendices

F
Essential Grammar and Punctuation Rules (see Garner text)
Quiz 4: Legal and Ethical Concerns
7
M Oct. 6
Writing: Planning
Better Business Writing; Ch. 1-5 (Section 1)

W
Writing: Researching

F
More on Research Methods
Quiz 5: Research Methods
Memo 2: My Long Project Tasks
8
M Oct. 13
Writing: Editing and Revising
Better Business Writing; Ch. 6–14 (Sec. 1 and 2)

W
Writing: More about Word Processing
Better Business Writing; Ch. 15
Quiz 6: Grammar and Style

F (Oct. 17)
NO CLASS MEETING (CMU Mid-term break)

9
M Oct. 20
Business Report Basics

W
Informal Business Reports
Better Business Writing; Ch. 16–17 (Section 3)

F
More on Reports
Research Notes, with citations
Quiz 7: Report Structures
10
M Oct. 27
Guest Speaker: Joe Ferris, Deloitte Consulting

W
Formal Reports and Proposals
SWOT and Market Analyses

F
Budget and Cash Flow Estimates
More on Reports and Proposals
Quiz 8: Word and Phrase Usage
Memo 3: Product Design Status
Market Analysis Draft (one per group)
11
M Nov. 3
Graphics in Business Documents

W
More on Reports…