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Si votre objectif est d’acquérir de très hautes compétences en communication pour faire progresser votre carrière, Professional Writing in Business est le cours parfait pour apprendre à organiser vos pensées, affiner votre style et vous distinguer.
Written and oral communication in Management (in English): emphasis on strategies for identifying, analyzing, and solving writing and speaking problems. Course work based on academic and professional communication in management.
Written and oral communication in Engineering (in English): strategies for generating, developing, organizing, and presenting ideas in a technical setting; problem-solving; communicating to different audiences; editing and revising; and public speaking. Course work based on academic, technical, and professional writing in engineering.
Production of written and oral assignments designed to communicate scientific problems and findings to varied audiences. Analysis of the disciplinary conventions of scientific discourse in terms of audience, purpose, organization, and style; comparative rhetorical analysis of academic and popular genres, including abstracts, lab reports, research papers, print and online journalism.
Critical assessment of digital genres in terms of audience, purpose, organization, and style; application of rhetorical strategies for effective communication in digital contexts. Topics and readings derived from writing pedagogy and critical analyses of online environments: technological affordances, non-linear structure, “living” texts, online identity, network dynamics, authorial collaboration.
Principles and use of academic research and genres, rhetorical strategies, and general editing skills.
CESL 299 ESL: Academic English Seminar.
With materials from across the curriculum the course prepares students to meet the expectations of the university classroom: note-taking and summary of lectures; paraphrase and summary of written and multimedia materials; oral and seminar presentations. Development of critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and strategies. Au moyen de documents tirés de divers programmes offerts à McGill, ce cours prépare les étudiants aux exigences des cours universitaires: prendre des notes, faire des exposés oraux, résumer (cours magistraux, documents oraux, écrits et multimédias). Développement du raisonnement critique, lectures, écoutes, rédactions, habiletés et stratégies de communication.
Open to students who have more than a basic knowledge of English. Focus is on developing writing skills: structuring an academic essay; expressing complex ideas; documenting sources. Independent learning strategies for vocabulary building, grammar, editing techniques, critical thinking and reading skills. Fundamentals of oral presentation, including pronunciation skills.
For the student whose English is at an advanced level. Critical thinking and reading applied to the whole writing process. Academic genres: summary, paraphrase, quotation, and critique. Review of writing mechanics. ESL diagnostic for advanced students.
YCCM 208 Professional Writing in Business
Automne 2018, Hiver 2019
The ability to write effectively is a highly prized professional skill: it plays a key role in successful business planning, strategizing, and development; it facilitates productive relations with internal and external stakeholders; and contributes significantly to the preservation of an organization's professional image and reputation.
Classes focus on developing your ability to draft key business documents—including reports, plans, and proposals—for senior managers, colleagues, clients, business owners, business partners, and investors. You will also engage in several in-class activities that focus on realistic business communication situations and allow for discussion and debate with your peers. Grammar and mechanics will also be covered, along with techniques for honing your style and developing self-editing skills.
These assignments and activities will enable you to create professional and influential business documents using communication strategies to inform, persuade, and motivate others.