You must complete all major assignments and requirements in order to pass this course. All work must be submitted online, via Google Docs, the Scholar site, or posted in shared course sites. You can check the Grading Status Sheet to see whether work has been graded.

Your final grade is calculated on this distribution:

80% Four major projects, along with related drafts and other artifacts. These projects (listed below) will focus on different kinds of technical communication.  For each major assignment unit, you will be asked to submit preliminary drafts to be discussed in small groups, by the whole class, and/or by me. You should plan to revise these assignments extensively before the due date. There are no rewrites or revisions after work is graded.

  • Project 1: Technical and Professional Rhetorical Analysis. Due Feb 14.
  • Project 2: Technical Description, Definition, and Instructions.  Due Mar  17.
  • Project 3: Job Application Materials. Due Apr 4.
  • Project 4: Group Analysis and Recommendation Report and Presentation. Due beginning May 2.
20% Participation, homework, and a minimum of 20 pages of in-class writing. You will write during each class. These daily writing activities include correspondence, reading responses, peer feedback, and reflections.

Extra Credit Optional, Take-Home Final Exam. You can sketch out a revision plan for one of the major projects you have completed for extra credit points that will add into the 80% Project Grade for the course.

  • CRN #13260 (9:05 MWF): Due by 9:45 AM on Tues, May 13
  • CRN #13261 (10:10 MWF): Due by 3:05 PM on Fri, May 9
  • CRN #19530 (1:25 MWF): Due by 5:25 PM on Tues, May 13