Collaborative project 2
This assignment focuses specifically on material covered in chapters 11-13 of Technical Communication, though the principles from earlier chapters apply as well. Read chapters 11-13 completely and carefully before before getting too far into the meat of the project. I would strongly urge communicating very early in the week to decide on a timetable for different steps of the process, but the real work should come only after you have completed all the readings on style and editing, on visual design, and on designing pages and documents.
The assignment is to review the three plagiarism handouts you composed individually in Module 1 (they are posted in Module 3), and then to incorporate different ideas and elements from all three to produce:
Both documents should be absolutely professional-caliber, work that might actually be shared on the MGA campus and perhaps other college campuses as well.
Most importantly, your finished products must follow principles for effective visual design and effective document design as elaborated in chapters 12 and 13 in Technical Communication. All of you need to read these chapters early in the week! You should also consult the Handbook of Technical Writing, particularly the sections on brochures and design and visuals (see the "Contents by Topic" in the inside cover).
Jackie Munson is team leader for this project, though you should all three take initiative and ensure that you participate extensively and effectively. You have exchanged email addresses already. I would strenuously urge you all to get together early in this module to figure out a plan of attack--noting what needs to be done and by when, and then figuring out who will do what and when. As in the "real world," again, your schedules are likely to conflict, but you really must communicate early and often on this project! Also note that you are certainly not forbidden to meet in person for any of the work on this project.
I am happy to help with any part of the process, from suggestions for planning to help with the online tools, even to editorial input. All you have to do is ask!
Each of you, separately, should submit the finished product, including the Audience and Use Profile sheet, to the Collaborative project 2 dropbox in D2L.