Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Schedule


Due to all the technology issues, we need to revise out schedule. We will meet as a class using some technology TBD on November 17 and November 21 from 3:30 pm - 5:50 pm. I will also be available on Skype during class on certain days to help with feedback for major assignments. You should follow the readings in this schedule in order to keep up with the class.

As you can see, you will be responsible for certain topics during certain weeks. I will post PPT slides on Moodle along with notes over these topics by 3:30 pm that day. So, for instance, I will post the "Cover Letter Conventions" PPT slide and notes by 3:30 pm tomorrow. I will also try to catch up with the others from 8/29 this week.

Of course I am always available via email so please contact me with any questions.

Reading and Assignments
R: 8/29
Introducing tech comm: Audiences, purposes, contexts, content, ethics, & design
From 1302 to 2311: The writing process
Introduce yourself Where are you from? What's your major? What do you plan to gain from this class?

Communicating with employers: Audience, purpose context in job searches
Résumé conventions
Have read Johnson, ch. 1

R: 9/5
Cover Letter Conventions
Have read Johnson, ch. 11

Skype résumé and cover letter Workshop
I will be available on Skype during 3:30 pm to 5:50 pm. I can help with any résumé and cover letter rough drafts you have.
R: 9/12
Corresponding professionally: Letters, memoranda, & emails
Have read Johnson, ch. 5
Résumé and cover letter due

Communicating within cultures: Analyzing readers and contexts
Have read Johnson, ch. 2
R: 9/19
Analyzing Audience: High and Low Context as Heuristics

Approaches to intercultural communication: Plain language and culture research
R: 9/26

Skype correspondence workshop
I will be available on Skype during 3:30 pm to 5:50 pm. I can help with any correspondence rough drafts you have.

R: 10/3         
Ethics in Technical Writing
Two correspondence items due
Have read Johnson, ch. 4

Technical Instructions: Defining, describing, and instructing
Have read Johnson, chs. 6-7
R: 10/10
Analyzing Audience: Technical Expertise as Heuristics

Skype technical instructions workshop

R: 10/17         
NFP Speaker
Technical Instructions due

R: 10/24
Proposing to decision-makers
Form proposal groups
Have read Johnson, ch. 8

Do's and Dont's of Proposal Writing
R: 10/31
RFP and finding funding sources
The research process
Have read Johnson, ch. 9

Analyzing the Context: Identifying Situations and Benefits
Have read Johnson, ch. 10

R: 11/7       
Green Team Review

Bring S1 and S2 to class
R: 11/14
Presenting proposed actions Turning a report into a presentation: Outlines, visuals, aids, and public speaking
Formal written proposal due
Have read Johnson, ch. 21
R: 11/21              
Oral Presentations Due
R: 11/28
No Class - Thanksgiving


R: 12/5       

Reflective Essays Due

1 comment:

  1. Meeting on November 17th and 21st sounds good to me. Thank you!