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COM357: Professional Business Communication: Writing

Cover Letter & Resume: Selected Titles

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Personal Mission Statement: Brainstorming Resources (Selected)

Here are a few titles that may help as you brainstorm the Personal Mission Statement paper.

Writing Tips

Why use outlines?

Chances are if you're asking this question...the most immediate and important answer is because your professor is requiring it. Right? Right. But WHY are they requiring it? Good question...what makes an outline important?

  • Serves as a great brainstorming activity
  • Identifies main points of your argument
  • Helps you organize your research material
  • Show potential strengths and weaknesses in your argument

In other words, a well-structured detailed outline is a great bridge between the reading and understanding of your sources and the written draft of your paper. Without a good outline that gap is hard to bridge!

Grammar comics to help you

Writing Center Help

The Writing Center can help students at any point in the writing process. Consultants work with students one-on-one or in small groups in order to provide them with the tools, techniques, and confidence required to develop into successful writers.

To schedule an appointment in the Writing Center, please use the WC Online appointment scheduling form. A simple registration is required. Or call (563) 589-3641.

Online Writing Lab is a new service through which writing consultants provide suggestions electronically for you to improve your writing. This is NOT a proofreading service & 48 hours' notice is required. Contact a Writing Center staff member in the Academic Success Center (ASC) for more information.

Career Services

The Career Services Office is located on the ground floor of Peters Commons.

Career Services can help you with:

Walk-in's are accepted or you can schedule an appointment. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment call: 563.589.3633, 563.589.3167, or 563.589.3132 or email

Check out their website for more information and a full list of provided services.

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