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COM 32 W — Business Writing in English: The Foundations

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 20—Dec 3
Refund Deadline: Sep 23
Units: 2
Tuition: $745
Instructor(s): Kenneth Romeo
Limit: 30
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class the week of November 22
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Flex Online(About Formats)
Sep 20—Dec 3
10 weeks
Refund Date
Sep 23
2 Units
Kenneth Romeo
Please Note: No class the week of November 22
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Writing well in English will benefit you personally and professionally. Whether corresponding with a colleague, a classmate, or your landlord, it is essential that your writing be clear and concise, and that it use the appropriate tone. This online writing course is geared toward advanced non-native speakers of English who have significant experience with the language. It will focus on helping students understand and practice the types of writing needed in professional situations, from more formal texts such as proposals and project reports, to less formal but still essential communications such as letters and emails. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary choice, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. Coursework will include collaborative vocabulary exercises, sentence-level problem sets, and short- and long-passage editing, as well as longer-document homework assignments chosen by the student. Students will receive instructor and peer feedback throughout the course.

Associate Director, Stanford Language Center, Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs

Kenneth Romeo specializes in listening, vocabulary, and writing courses for foreign students. He received a PhD in education from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Michael Swan, Practical English Usage, 4th Edition (ISBN 978-0-19-420242-8)