Jul 20, 2024  

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OAT 155W - Editing

Credits: 2
Develops proofreading and editing skills. Reviews business writing principles and the use of revision symbols. Emphasizes revising both format and content of business documents. Requires a service learning experience.

Prerequisite(s): OAT 151  and OAT 171  both with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 30 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate proofreading skill.
    1. Identify errors in documents using appropriate proofreading methods.
  2. Edit and revise business documents.
    1. Use standard revision symbols for typographical errors, spelling errors, word division, capitalization, number expression, punctuation, grammatical construction, word usage, and inconsistencies.
    2. Punctuate business documents.
    3. Identify and apply appropriate business document style for a given situation.
  3. Evaluate final documents.
    1. Compare the original writing task to the final document.
  4. Participate in an academic service learning project.
    1. Select a service-learning placement site and an appropriate opportunity either online or on ground.
    2. Participate for a minimum of three hours at an approved placement site utilizing proofreading, editing, and/or writing skills through standard English applications.
    3. Keep a reflective journal of dates, tasks, hours, and thoughts about the experience.
    4. Write a follow-up letter to thank the supervisor for the experience.
    5. Share information orally about the service learning experience in an informal classroom setting.
    6. Write a brief one- to two-page memo report summarizing the service-learning project following the conventions of edited standard written English.
  5. Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
    1. Document attainment of skills learned.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of subject.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the workplace
    1. Attend class promptly and consistently.
    2. Follow written and oral directions.
    3. Complete and submit homework on time.
    4. Participate constructively in classroom activities.
    5. Display civility toward other class members and the instructor.
    6. Demonstrate academic integrity.

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