FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ADOPTING THE 7Cs IN WRITING Objectives: Upon completion of this section, you will be able to: 1) understand the importance of the 7Cs of writing 2) apply the 7Cs to the assigned writing tasks 3) independently revise, edit and proofread future writing tasks Reading List: 1) Overview of the 7Cs: http://www.studentwritersguild.com/powerful_writing.php 2) Proofreading your writing: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/561/01/ 3) Finding common errors: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/561/02/ 4) Strategies for essay writing (see Revising the Draft Editing the Essay, Part 1 Editing the Essay, Part 2): http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k33202&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup54084 Key Concepts: The 7Cs – Courtesy, Correctness, Conciseness, Clarity, Coherence/Cohesion, Concreteness, Completeness. Revising, Editing, Proofreading 1. Procedure: 1.1 Before Class: From the websites provided on the reading list above, please read 1 & 2. Scan – or read for the gist – 3 & 4. You can also take this opportunity to search and select related readings from the Internet or other sources. Answer the questions in Task 2.1. 1.2 In Class: Reflecting on what you have read: In a pair or small group, compare your answers for Task 2.1. Be prepared to share your answers with the whole class. With your same partner/group, develop answers for Task 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, & 2.5. Be prepared to share your answers with the whole class. 1.3 After Class: Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of your own writing. Take into consideration the 7Cs as you create, revise, edit and proofread your blog posts and as you give feedback on your classmates’ posts.
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2 Tasks 2.1 Reflecting on the 7Cs, be prepared to explain each concept and give an example. 2.2 In light of the 7Cs, review the following sentences, taken from job application letters, and find the weaknesses....
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