Aug 22

Advanced Writing (Business Writing) Syllabus

Advanced Writing (Business Writing) 

 (Fall 2019)


I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                                      Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com




Course Description
The aim of this course is to equip students with the skills to be able to communicate cross-culturally in English in the workplace. As part of the course students will learn how to write a variety of business emails and letters, as well as other formal and informal types of business communication, such as memos and applications. Cultural differences that may be present in communication will also be analyzed.



Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students will have the necessary skills to produce a range of clearly and appropriately worded business communications.


Course Requirements


1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing


  1. Grading System

Homework                                   40%

Free-Writing Journal                    10%

Participation                                 10%

Midterm exam                              20%

Final exam                                    20%

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.


Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a writing class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.


Format:  Generally, I will begin classes with a very short lecture and discussion explaining the topic and the writing form we will be practicing.  I will try to keep my lecturing as limited as possible but it is very important that you take notes on the writing form and ask any questions you have. The less I speak and the more you speak the better so please come prepared to participate and speak.  I hope to make this class fun for you, so come to class with an open mind and a willingness to learn.


Final Thought:

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.