Schedule

ENGL 404: Technical Writing
Fall 2002
Dr. Jeff Jablonski

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Week Class Notes Activity Assignment Due
1 M Aug 26
  • Course Introduction
  • Intro to Memo Project 
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    . W Aug 28
  • Memo format 
  • Read: Intro Memo Proj. overview, Lannon ch. 1, 3, 18, syllabus
    Get: CFO user account & unlv.edu e-mail
    . F Aug 30
  • Technical writing style exercises 
  • Read: Lannon ch. 13, app. C.
    2 M Sept 2  Labor Day recess .
    . W Sept 4
  •  Begin Definitions Project 
  • Read: Definitions Project overview; Lannon ch. 5, 8, 21, 22  Lannon ch 1, 3, 18, 21
    Due: Intro memo w/ attached audience/use profile (2 print copies of memo, 1 copy of profile)
    . F Sept 6 
  • Planning and analysis 
  • Read: Lannon ch. 2, 4, 12 Definitions Project overview, Lannon ch 4, 5
    Begin: Definition project research, audience analysis
    3 M Sept 9 
  • Planning and analysis
  • Continue: research and audience analysis
    Read: Lannon ch 12.
    . W Sept 11
  • Document review 
  • Due: audience/use profile, outline, list of references
    . F Sept 13 
  • Quiz
  • Document review
  • Due: policy memo draft 
    4 M Sept 16
  • Document editing
  • Read: Lannon ch. 13, app. C
    . W Sept 18·
  • Intro to Letters Project
  • Career Services Center presentation
  • Read: Letters & Page Design Project Overview
    Due: Definitions Project final documents
    . F Sept 20 
  • Company research
  • Read: Lannon ch. 15, 19
    5 M Sept 23 
  • Resume design principles 
  • Read: Resume principles (online reading) 
    Due: Copy of Job advertisement
    . W Sept 25
  •  Cover letter design principles 
  • Read: Cover letter principles
    . F Sept 27 
  • Quiz
  • Job documents workshop
  • Due: Audience/Use Profile
    6 M Sept 31
  • Job documents workshop 
  • Due: resume/cover letter drafts
    . W Oct 2 
  • Job documents workshop
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    . F Oct 4 Intro to Procedures Project (PP) Read: Procedures Project Overview; Lannon ch. 23
    Due: Job Project Documents
    7 M Oct 7
  • Planning presentations (scripts, visuals)
  • Read: Lannon ch. 6, 26
    Due: sample online tutorial
    . W Oct 9
  • PP workshop
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    . F Oct 11
  • PP workshop
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    8 M Oct 14
  • PP workshop 
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    . W Oct 16
  • PP workshop
  • Due: PP Proposal w/ attached presentation script, instructions handout, & PowerPoint slideshow/visuals
    . F Oct 18 
  • Quiz
  • PP workshop
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    9 M Oct 21 
  • PP workshop

  • . W Oct 23 
  • PP presentations 
  • Due: 2 PP Presentations
    . F Oct 25  Nevada Day recess .
    10 M Oct 28
  • PP presentations
  • Due: 2 PP Presentations
    . W Oct 30
  • PP presentations
  • Due: 2 PP Presentations
    . F Nov 1 
  • Intro to Technical Report Project
  • Project planning

  • Read: Technical Report Project Overview, User Testing, and Design Plan; Instone "User Test Your Web Site"; Lannon ch. 17
    Due: List of 3 doable Web sites for project
    11 M Nov 4
  • Project plan workshop
  • Read: Lannon 20, online readings (see 11/1 class notes)
    . W Nov 6 
  • Project plan workshop
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    . F Nov 8
  •  Project plan reports 
  • Due: Project Plans Reports
    12 M Nov 11   Veteran's Day recess .
    . W Nov 13 
  • Usability test day
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    . F Nov 15
  • Usability test day
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    13 M Nov 18 
  • Technical reports
  • Report Project Progress Report review 
  • Read: Lannon ch. 11, 14, 16, 25
    . W Nov 20
  • Final Report guidelines

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    . F Nov 22 
  • Quiz 
  • Final report production
  • Due: E-mail Progress Report
    14 M Nov 25 
  • Final report production
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    . W Nov 27
  • Final report production
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    . F Nov 29  Thanksgiving recess .
    15 M Dec 2
  •  In-class peer review
  • Due: Final Technical Report Draft
    . W Dec 4
  •  Final report revision 
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    . F Dec 6 
  • Course wrap-up 
  • Due: Final Technical Reports, Individual E-mail Group Evaluations
    16 Dec 9-13 
  • Exam Week
  • No exam in this class!

    Note: This schedule is subject to revisions, adjustments, and other updates through the semester. Exercises and readings are especially likely to be changed (added, deleted, or modified). You will likely participate in revising the schedule to suit the goals and needs of this particular class. Your instructor will notify you of significant changes and updates, but it is your responsibility to stay informed of schedule changes.

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