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English 5106 schedule, fall 2017

Updated 10/15/17

Note that this schedule of readings and assignments is tentative. I may make adjustments to the schedule, giving ample notice, as need arises.

Module
Dates
Material
Readings
Assignments
1
Oct. 9-15
 Introduction
Audiences
Persuasion, Ethics
Teamwork

ENGL 5106 syllabus
Technical Communication (Tech Comm),
by Lannon and Gurak,
chapters 1-5 (pp. 2-99)

Student info form
Threaded discussion 1
MWL assignment
Individual project 1

 
Oct. 10
 Drop/Add ends
 Drop/Add ends
 
2
Oct. 16-22
 Process
Research
Organization
 Tech Comm, chapters 6-10 (pp. 101-99)
3
Oct. 23-29
 Editing
Visual Design
Document Design
 Tech Comm, chapters 11-13 (pp. 201-305)
Threaded discussion 3
MWL assignments
Individual project 3
Collaborative project 2

4
Oct. 30-Nov. 5

 Email and Messaging
Memos and Letters
Technical Descriptions
Marketing

 Tech Comm, chapters 14-15 (pp. 308-365)
and chapter 18 (pp. 413-36)
Threaded discussion 4
MWL assignments
Individual project 4
 
Nov. 3
 Withdrawal deadline
 Last day to withdraw with "W" grade
 
5
Nov. 6-12

Procedures
 Presentations
Digital and Social Media

 Tech Comm, chapter 19 (pp. 439-68)
and chapters 23-25 (pp. 572-626)
Threaded discussion 5
MWL assignments
Individual project 5
Collaborative project 3
6
Nov. 13-19

Informal Reports
Formal Proposals

 Tech Comm, chapter 20 (pp. 471-90)
and 22 (pp. 536-70)
Threaded discussion 6
Collaborative project 4
 
Nov. 20-25
Thanksgiving holiday
Thanksgiving holiday
Thanksgiving holiday
7
Nov. 26-Dec 3

Formal Reports

 Tech Comm, chapter 21 (pp. 492-533)
Threaded discussion 7
MWL assignments
Formal Report
8
Dec. 4-7

 

 
Formal Proposal