Course Number: OS 220
Transcript Title: Business Editing
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 10, 2016
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores
Develops skills necessary for proofreading, editing, formatting, and writing memos, letters and email. Emphasis on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, and word use. Recommended: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisites: CAS 216, CAS 121 or instructor permission. Audit available.
- Proofread documents for correct grammar and word usage for the occasion and setting.
- Use correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, and word usage when editing, transcribing, or writing business documents.
- Produce professional documents according to current business standards.
- Use reference resources for research, proofreading and editing.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessments may include: open-ended assignments, journal reflections, self-assessment, professional plan, group projects, and assignments.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include: group discussions, reflections, quizzes, key terms and assignments, observations, portfolio work collection, final exam, and individual/group report assignment.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues
- grammar and punctuation rules to business documents
- Apply Use reference materials
- Develop a business vocabulary
- Use proofreader marks when editing
- Produce mailable business documents
- Apply proofreading techniques when creating, editing, or transcribing business documents.
- Consult a reference manual and dictionary to find answers to language usage questions.
- Analyze personal language usage errors.
- Use electronic document editing techniques.