Week 2 – Discussion 2 BUS340: Business Communications (CUG2018B) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Write It Right [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 4, 5]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 4, Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 from your textbook; the Week 2 Weekly Lecture; and Types of Writing (Links to an external site.). Then pick the type of writing relevant to your needs.
Are you sure that readers perceive your written message as you intended it? If you want help revising a message you are writing, use Types of Writing (Links to an external site.). This section of the Ashford Writing Center can help you make a document that communicates to your audience clearly. It provides tips and examples for several formal documents, and position papers for business and academic environments. In your response, address the following:
- Explain the appropriate times to use first person and when to use third person, according to Types of Writing.
- Describe the three elements of “Academic Voice” and how you will incorporate these elements into your academic writing.
- Describe the goal of research writing and why it is important to “follow the evidence” and use the evidence to draw conclusions.
Review several of your peers’ posts, responding to at least three of them by Day 7. Respond substantively to at least three classmates throughout the week, suggesting aspects that they may have overlooked. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 and respond robustly to anyone who replies to your initial post.