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Summer 2008 Course Schedule

English 318- Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
This schedule is subject to change based on student needs. Stay up-to-date by visiting the schedule regularly.
DATE TODAY'S ACTIVITIES DUE TODAY

WEEK 1
TH 5/29

Course Overview

Read the "Course Introduction," "Course Description," and "Grading Policy" web pages thoroughly and complete the Background Survey and Syllabus Response


Background Survey and Syllabus Response

Self Introduction


WEEK 2

M 6/2

Read Anderson Chapter 1- "Communication, Your Career, and This Book"
Written Response to Anderson Chapter 1- posted to WebCT discussion board
T 6/3 Work on Organizational Selection Brainstorm Organization Selection Brainstorming- posted to WebCT discussion board
W 6/4 Work on Pre-proposal Brainstorm Respond to 2 classmates' Organization Selection Brainstorms via reply feature in WebCT discussion
TH 6/5

Read Williams (pages 11-90)

 

WEEK 3

M 6/9

Read Williams (pages 145-195)


Pre-proposal brainstorm- posted to WebCT discussion board
T 6/10

Read Anderson Chapter 13- “Designing Reader-Centered Pages and Documents”

 
W 6/11

Read Anderson Chapter 12 “Creating Reader-Centered Graphics”

Read Anderson “Writer’s Reference Guide to Creating Eleven Types of Reader-Centered Graphics”

 
TH 6/12

Work on Visual Analysis assignment

Visual Analysis- posted to WebCT discussion

WEEK 4
M 6/16

Work on question development for Decision-maker Interview

Read Anderson (165-196) "Writer's Reference Guide to Using Five Reader-Centered Research Methods"

 
T 6/17

Conduct Decision-maker Interview

Read Anderson Chapter 22- "Writing Reader-Centered Proposals"

 
W 6/18

Read Anderson Chapter 3- "Defining Your Communication's Objectives"

 
TH 6/19

Work on writing up report on Decision-maker Interview

Report Memo on Decision-maker Interview- posted to WebCT discussion

WEEK 5
M 6/23

Read Anderson Chapter 5- "Planning Your Persuasive Strategies"

Written Response to Anderson Chapter 5- posted to WebCT discussion
T 6/24 Work on draft of Organizational Advocacy Proposal

 
W 6/25 Work on draft of Organizational Advocacy Proposal Draft of Organizational Advocacy Proposal due today by 5pm - posted to WebCT discussion
TH 6/26 Read Anderson Chapter 14- "Revising Your Drafts"
Feedback and Suggestions to Assigned Classmate's Proposals

WEEK 6
M 6/30 Work on final revision of Organizational Advocacy Proposal Written Response to Anderson Chapter 14- posted to WebCT discussion
T 7/1 Read Anderson Chapter 8- "Developing an Effective Style"  
W 7/2 Read Anderson Chapter 20- "Writing Reader-Centered Correspondence: Letters, Memos, and Emails"  
TH 7/3

Write Final Cover Memo

Complete course evaluation and email to Mari Langford at mlangfor@nmsu.edu

All coursework must be completed and posted to WebCT by 5pm on Thursday, July 3rd: