Business English, 9th Edition

Professor A. Jennings, Chair CAOT
Office: BJ102 D   Phone: (818) 947-2364

Welcome to Business/CAOT 31- Business English

My name is Mrs. Jennings, and I will be your online instructor. I am happy you have chosen to enroll in this course, and I am looking forward to working with you this semester.

In this course, we will examine the mechanics of business communications. We will study grammar fundamentals, sentence structure, punctuation, and document revision.

This course will be taught 100 percent online. Lectures are given online, and all quizzes, tests, and assignments will be completed online. There are no required on-campus meetings. While you will enjoy greater flexibility in scheduling your study time, you will need to be self-motivated and disciplined in setting your study schedule and completing course requirements. All assignments, tests, and quizzes will be completed according to a specific timeline.

Required Textbook:          Business English 9th Edition by Mary Ellen Guffey and
                                                “WebTutor Access Code” (Packaged with your textbook)

WebTutor Access Code Number (Required!)

An access code number will be included with your textbook when you purchase it from the bookstore. You cannot access the course assignments and tests without an access code number.

If you do not purchase the textbook/access code package from the bookstore, you can purchase an Access Code number online by following this procedure:

Go to

At the top of the page you will see the search box—type “Guffey” in the search box.  
Scroll down until you fine the following item.


WebTutor? on Blackboard® Instant Access Code for Guffey's Business English, 9th Edition


Mary Ellen Guffey
NB © 2008
ISBN/ISSN 0-324-55962-3
ISBN-13 978-0-324-55962-0
List Price: $15.95, Your Price: $14.36

The course website will be available beginning February 4th through the   ETUDES-NG website. You must log on by February 9th to avoid being dropped from the course. A link to the website and information regarding your username and password can be found at the following link.  Make sure you have a working e-mail address.
You need to have the time and be self-motivated and self-disciplined to succeed in an online course. If you are not sure if you are ready for an online class, take the quiz at the following link.
Make sure you have internet access and that your computer system is adequate by reviewing the system requirements at the following link. 
There are computer labs available on campus if you do not have internet access or if you have technical problems.
I am looking forward to an enjoyable semester with you and good luck in the course.