syllabus289 Spring 08

syllabus289 Spring 08 - South Dakota School of Mines &...

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Dr. Judy Sneller Office : CB 325, Office Phone : 394-1246 E-mail Address : Judy.Sneller@sdsmt.edu Office Hours : MWF: 11:00-11:50 a.m., Or : By Appointment Required Text: Houp, Kenneth, et al., Reporting Technical Information. 11 th Ed. (2006) Text Website: http://www.oup.com/us/houp Class WebCT Site: http://webct.sdsmt.edu:8900/ Catalog Description: 3 credits. A course in advanced written and oral technical communications with emphasis on the research, preparation, and delivery of complex technical documents. ENGL279 or equivalent and sophomore standing are prerequisites. Students must have at least a moderate level of computer literacy, i.e., be capable of producing documents using software such as MS Word and MS Power Point (including incorporating graphics into these documents), navigating the Web, and using e-mail. WebCT is an integral part of this course. Students unfamiliar with WebCT will be given training during the first week of classes.   Course Goals and Outcomes : As required by the SD Board of Regents (BOR), here’s an outline of the General Education goals, student learning outcomes, and assessments this course fulfills: GenEd Goal #1: Students will write effectively and responsibly and will understand and interpret the written expression of others. Student Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will: 1. Write using standard American English, including correct punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. Assessment : Students will: recognize and repair common errors in grammar, punctuation, and usage in their written assignments. apply standard American English and correct grammar, punctuation, and mechanics in written assignments. compose clear and effective sentences and paragraphs that match the assigned writing purpose. improve their mastery of punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure through quizzes, instructor feedback, peer review, and the planning/drafting/revising process used to complete their technical writing assignments. 2. Write logically. Assessment : Students will: produce a variety of well organized and effectively designed complex documents. use the process of planning, drafting, and revision to take a document from initial conception to final product. improve their mastery of organization and logical writing through class discussions, instructor feedback, peer review, and the planning/drafting/revising process used to complete their technical writing assignments. 3. Write persuasively, with a variety of rhetorical strategies (e.g. expository, argumentative, descriptive). Assessment
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 289 taught by Professor Sneller during the Spring '08 term at SDSMT.

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