Schedule

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Work Schedule

Work Due

Week 1: 8/18  
Thur. ·       “Beyond Words Blog

·       “Alexandra White – “Interview Insight and My New Job

introducing class
Week 2: 8/23 – 8/25  
Tues. ·       ON, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Authors, Writers, and Editors

·       ON, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Web Developers/User Experience Designers

·       ON, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Technical Writers

introducing rhetoric

introducing to Project 1

Thurs. ·       HCE, Ch. 2 “Sharing Anchors Community”

·       WJ, “Memos” (pp. 21-25)

Quiz
Week 3: 8/30 – 9/1  
Tues. ·       ON, “In the Workplace” from beyondwords blog

·       ON, Jennifer Adams Grillone, “Checking for Commas: A Day in the Life of an Editor”

saving and managing files
Thurs. ·       HCE, Ch. 3 “Everyone Is a Media Outlet”

·       ON, “What is Primary Research and How do I get Started?

·       ON , qualtrics.com , “The 10 Commandments For Writing Outstanding Survey Questions

Quiz wk3
Week 4: 9/6 – 9/8  
Tues. ·       ON, Profile: Harris, “How I earn my living

·       ON, Matthew Magain, “A Life of a UX designer

·       ON, Laura Barnett, “A Day in the Life of a Web Developer

Career thinking
Thurs. ·       ON, Alvina, “A Day in the Life of an Editor

·       ON,  Rieker, “A Day in the Life of a Technical Writer

Project 1 Draft Due

Quiz wk4

Week 5: 9/13 – 9/15  
Tues. ·       SPTC, Ch. 18 “What Do Technical Communicators Need to Know about Collaboration?” Settings Reports and Projects
Thurs. ·       HCE, Ch. 9 “Fitting Our Tools to a Small World” Project 1 Final Due

Quiz Wk 5

Week 6: 9/20 – 9/22  
Tues. ·       SPTC, Ch. 13 “How Can Technical Commutators Manage Projects?”

·       ON, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Social and Community Service Managers

Thurs. No ClassDr. Walls will be in Washington D.C. chairing SIGDOC ‘16 Quiz Wk 6
Week 7: 9/27 – 9/29  
Tues. ·       HCE, Ch. 5 “Personal Motivation Meets Collaborative Production”

·       Scrum Alliance, “Core-agile

Managing communication projects
Thurs. ·       WJ, “Press Releases” (pp. 70-77)

·       SPTC, Ch. 16 “What Do Technical Communicators Need to Know about Information Design?”

Project: media release

Quiz Wk7

Week 8: 10/4 – 10/6  
Tues. ·       Potts, “Digging in the Right Place: & User Experience Rhetoric

·       SPTC, Ch. 17 “What Do Technical Communicators Need to Know About New Media?”

·       ON, Marshell, “The Rise of the Publishing Platform Specialist”

user experience
Thurs. ·       Fall Break – No Class

·       10 Tips to Improve Your Online Surveys

·       Ten Tips to Write Better Web-based Survey Questions

workplan & goals

Quiz Wk 8

Week 9: 10/11 – 10/13  
Tues. ·       ON, Don McMillan “How NOT To Use Powerpoint By Comedian Don McMillan

·       ON, Terri Sjodin “Power Point Presentations

·       ON, “Power Point: Death Star

·       ON, “Gettysberg Cemetery Dedication

presentation building and public speaking
Thurs. ·       Review Rhetorical Audit Quiz Wk 9
Week 10: 10/18 – 10/20  
Tues. ·       Project Team Meetings
Thurs. ·       Project Team Meetings project: research materials
Week 11: 10/25 – 10/27  
Tues. ·       Project Team Meetings
Thurs. ·       Project Team Meetings
Week 12: 11/1 – 11/3  
Tues. ·      Project Team Meetings
Thurs. ·    Project Team Meetings project: presentations draft materials
Week 13: 11/8 – 11/10  
Tues. ·       No Class – Go Vote!
Thurs. ·       Presentations and Recommendations project: presentations
Week 14: 11/15 – 11/17  
Tues. ·       Molisani, “Resume Secrets

·       old resume 1

·       old resume 2

·       old resume 3

resume basic content and design

resume brainstorming ideas

Thurs. ·      HCE, Ch.  11 Promise, Tool, Bargain

·      “How Recruiters View Resumes

·       “Meet the Robots Reading Your Resume

·       Resume example 1

·       Resume example 2

·       Resume example 3

project: proposal & deliverables

Quiz Wk 14

Week 15: 11/22 – 11/24  
Tues. ·       SPTC, Ch. 8 What Is the Future of Technical Communication? project: job listing

project: resume Draft

Thurs. Thanksgiving. No class.
Week 16: 11/29 – 12/1  
Tues. Workshop
Thurs. Lab project: resume final
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