Tech_Comm_Overview_1 - the student manual on pages 12 13 We will review these together in class In addition here are a few things that I think

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C LASS O VERVIEW Technical Communications 2010 2011 C OURSE C ONTENT Technical Communications is an English class that is offered to students at the Hannaford Career Center who cannot otherwise fit in an English credit at their sending school. Class activities and projects focus on helping students to develop career readiness skills including effective reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Over the course of two semesters students will complete a career portfolio that they will be able to take with them and use as they continue to pursue their educational and career goals. Readings are primarily non-fiction and include instruction on how to read technical pieces that are commonly found in the workplace. In addition, students will be introduced to communication technology components including: email, eportfolios, social bookmarking, blogging, podcasts etc. E XPECTATIONS Like all other classes at HCC, I expect that you follow the guidelines for classroom conduct that are outlined in
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Unformatted text preview: the student manual on pages 12 - 13. We will review these together in class. In addition, here are a few things that I think would be helpful for you to know. I appreciate your input and ideas. If you have an idea for something we should do in class please share it with me either before or after class. I’ll work with you to see if we can fit it in. I am a good listener and I hope that you are too. I treat our classroom like the workplace. My expectations are based on workplace expectations and are intended to get you ready for the world of work. Being able to work with others effectively is VERY important in all aspects of life. We will practice this skill a lot. Respect is expected for all. Anything less is unacceptable. “ Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. ”-Clint Eastwood “ Share your ideas!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course COMM 415 taught by Professor Stafford during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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