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Editing

OAT 155W

Editing

OAT 155W

Course Description

Prerequisite: OAT 151 and OAT 171 both with a grade of "C" or better. Develops proofreading and editing skills. Reviews business writing principles and the use of revision symbols. Emphasizes revising both format and content of business documents. Requires a service learning experience. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate proofreading skill.

Objectives:

  • Identify errors in documents using appropriate proofreading methods.

Edit and revise business documents.

Objectives:

  • Use standard revision symbols for typographical errors, spelling errors, word division, capitalization, number expression, punctuation, grammatical construction, word usage, and inconsistencies.
  • Punctuate business documents.
  • Identify and apply appropriate business document style for a given situation.

Evaluate final documents.

Objectives:

  • Compare the original writing task to the final document.

Participate in an academic service learning project.

Objectives:

  • Select a service-learning placement site and an appropriate opportunity either online or on ground.
  • Participate for a minimum of three hours at an approved placement site utilizing proofreading, editing, and/or writing skills through standard English applications.
  • Keep a reflective journal of dates, tasks, hours, and thoughts about the experience.
  • Write a follow-up letter to thank the supervisor for the experience.
  • Share information orally about the service learning experience in an informal classroom setting.
  • Write a brief one- to two-page memo report summarizing the service-learning project following the conventions of edited standard written English.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject.

Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the workplace.

Objectives:

  • Attend class promptly and consistently.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Complete and submit homework on time.
  • Participate constructively in classroom activities.
  • Display civility toward other class members and the instructor.
  • Demonstrate academic integrity.