Summer 2013:  Session III

M/T/W/R/F:  10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

English 3405-01W Professional & Technical Writing

Mastering the Fundamentals


 

N.B.  The following chapter assignments must be read before coming to class.  Expect a reading quiz on these chapters each day.

 

Day #

Topic

Chapters

Assignment

Due Date

Week One

 

 

 

 

M 6/3

Introduction to technical writing;

Oral reports

1 & 11

In-class activities (ICA)

 

Oral reports; workshop

 

Gobbledygook

 

 

Weeks 2-3

T 6/4

Drop/Add ends

Audience, purpose

2

ICA

 

W 6/5

Style; mechanics questions

4

ICA

 

R 6/6

Correspondence

 

BWH:  "Methods of Development" and all corresponding entries

7

  Bad News Letter Assignment

6/10

F 6/7

 Job Search Commandments

 

BWH Practicum

ICA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Two

 

 

 

 

M 6/10

Resumes, application letters

12

  Application letter and resume assignment

 

Skill Set Inventory

 

Job Competencies

 

6/14

T 6/11

Document design

 

BWH:  "Brochures" & "Layout and Design" entries

5

  Brochure

6/17

W 6/12

Graphics

BWH:  "Visuals" & all corresponding entries

6

ICA

 

R 6/13

Last day to withdraw with a grade of W

Instructions

10

Set of Instructions with graphic

6/18

F 6/14

 Hiring and Grammar

 

BWH Practicum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Three

 

 

 

 

M 6/17

Reports

8

ICA:  1 page analysis of a report

6/20

T 6/18

Recommendation reports

8

Short recommendation report (3-5 pgs)

7/1

W 6/19

Proposals

9

Proposal memo to instructor

 

6/24

R 6/20

Ethics

Business Ethics Case Accidental Bank Robbery

 

Business Ethics Case Bacon

 

Business Ethics Case False Data

 

Business Ethics Case Pizza

 

Business Ethics Case Potato Chips

 

Business Ethics Case Too Small Sample

3

ICA

 

F 6/21

 

 

BWH Practicum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Four

 

 

 

 

M 6/24

Progress reports

9

 

 

T 6/25

Last day of class!

Grammar & Writing Wrap-up

 

ICA

 

M 7/1

Final report

 

Final report: Short Recommendation Report

Due in my office by noon

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

Grade Determination

 

Participation

Quizzes & ICAs

 5%

 5%

Oral Report

10%

Bad News Letter

10%

Cover Letter and Resume

20%

Brochure

10%

Instructions

10%

Proposal

15%

Short Report

15%

Total

100%