Welcome to Technical Writing

Zig Zag instructionsWelcome to English 3764, Technical Writing. This site is the official home for our course. All assignments, weekly and daily activities, and related resources will be posted here. Be sure to bookmark it.

We will use several other sites for the course. We’ll use Scholar for announcements, in-class writing, grading, and the gradebook, and you’ll compose your projects using Google Docs and use its commenting system for peer review and grading. We’ll go over all the details on Friday the 24th.

For today, you have one activity to complete: Go to the post for your section and add a comment to the blog entry, following the instructions in the post:

Before class on Friday, please complete the following activities:

  1. Get familiar with your Google Drive account, which is connected to your vt.edu email address. (If you forgot your password for your VT Google Apps account, follow these instructions.) You’ll use your Google login in class Friday.
  2. Buy a copy of Practical Strategies for Technical Communication. We will begin reading from this book next week, so you’ll want to get it ASAP.
  3. Come back to this site and read through the comments on the Introductions post for your section to get to know a bit about your classmates. Be prepared to talk about the similarities and differences you see among one another on Friday. You can also reply if you like. It’s never too early to start connecting.