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ENGL 302: Business Communication

Course guide for English 302: Business Communication

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Welcome to English 302

Welcome to the Library Guide  for English 302. This guide includes resources to assist you as you complete assignments for the class. The resources are arranged by topic and The learning objectives for the class are listed below.

Through readings, lecture videos, discussions, and assignments, you will learn to:

  • Apply rhetorical principles to business communication.
  • Implement principles of effective document design and the display of quantitative data.
  • Understand the influences of organizational settings in the composition of business documents.
  • Understand the conventions of your discipline and be aware of the variety of conventions across disciplines.
  • Participate in the collaborative planning and executing of a project.
  • Understand how ethical issues influence research and application in your discipline.

You may navigate this guide by using the tabs on the left. The tabs are arranged by broad topics, some of which you may use in more than one assignment during the semester, e.g. cross-cultural communication.

How to Use this Guide

This guide is designed to provide you with links to information sources from the ISU Library that may be useful as you are working on your class assignments. For example, to complete the Audience Profile assignment (Due Jan 26), you need to select a company in your field in which you have an interest. The "Identifying Companies" tab has information about how to 1) identify a company of interest to you, and 2) gather information about the company that will help you fil out the required worksheet.

This guide uses the tabs on the left for navigation. The tabs are arranged by broad topics, some will be used for more than one assignment during the semester, e.g. cross-cultural communication.

For questions about:

  • how to complete an assignment, please contact your instructor.
  • finding library resources for your assignment, contact Jeff Kushkowski through the email link on the right.



Your Librarian

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Jeffrey Kushkowski
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Business and Economics Librarian
150 Parks Library
515 294-2408