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1. Introduction

2. Organizational CultureWriting Well

3. English Grammar

4. Strategic Communication: Letters

5. Audience Analysis

6. Writing Style

7. Technical Definitions, Descriptions & Specifications

8. Explanations, Instructions & Documentation

9. BrainstormingWriting About ScienceScience on Science Communication

10. The Job Search: Letter, Résumé & Personal Statement

11. Persuasive Writing

12. Writing for the Web, Social Media

13. Research ReportsProposals

14. Message DesignPresentationsAPA Style

15. Review Research and Proposal WritingGrammar Review

16. Law & Ethics

17. Review for Exam

Resources for grammar and professional writing

  • The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, http://www.grammarbook.com/
  • The Brief Penguin Handbook with Exercises 4th ed., Lester Faigley, 2012.
  • Cambridge Grammar of English, Cambridge University Press: 2007.
  • GrammarBook.com, http://www.grammarbook.com.
  • Harbrace College Handbook, 12th ed., John C. Hodges, ed., 1995.
  • Harbrace College Handbook, 13th ed., with 1998 MLA Style Manual Updates, John C. Hodges, et al., 1998.
  • The Hodges Harbrace Handbook, 18th ed., Cheryl Glenn & Loretta Gray, Wadsworth, 2012.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), with MLA and APA guides: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/.