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English 5106 schedule, summer 2018

Updated 6/13/18

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

Unit Dates Material Readings Assignments
  May 30-31 Introduction to the course and Brightspace/D2L
ENGL 5106 syllabus Student info form
Threaded discussion (D2L)
Syllabus quiz (D2L)
  May 31  Drop/Add ends    
1
May 31–June 6 The technical communication environment Technical Communication (Tech Comm), chapters 1-4 (pp. 2-81) Launchpad assignments
Threaded discussion
Individual project 1
2
June 7–13 Audience and purpose
Research
Organization
Tech Comm, chapters 5-7 (pp. 84-169) Launchpad assignments
Threaded discussion
Collaborative project 1
3
June 14–20 Persuasiveness
Clarity and emphasis
Correctness and effectiveness
Tech Comm, chapters 8-10 (pp. 172-243) Launchpad assignments
Threaded discussion
Individual project 2
4
June 21–27 Document design
Graphics
Tech Comm, chapters 11-12 (pp. 247-332) Launchpad assignments
Threaded discussion
Individual project 3
Collaborative project 2
5
June 28–July 3 Usability/document evaluation
Print and digital documents
Tech Comm, chapters 13-14 (pp. 336-87) Launchpad assignments
Threaded discussion
Individual project 4
  July 3 Withdrawal deadline    
  July 4 Independence Day holiday    
6
July 5–11 Proposals
Informational reports
Tech Comm, chapters 16-17 (pp. 422-66) Launchpad assignments
Threaded discussion
Collaborative project 3
7
July 12–18 Recommendation reports Tech Comm, chapter 18 (pp. 470-514) Launchpad assignments
Collaborative project 4
8
July 19–25 Definitions, descriptions, instructions Tech Comm, chapter 20 (pp. 535-77) Launchpad assignments
Threaded discussion
Individual project 5
Formal report due