COURSE CALENDAR - COURSECALENDAR This schedule is subject...

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COURSE CALENDAR This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor to accommodate instructional and/or student needs. It is the student’s responsibility to keep abreast of changes by consulting Oncourse regularly for updates and for additional homework assignments and reminders that may not be listed here. Remember, we meet in CA 425 on Mondays and CA 329 on Wednesdays. DATE BEFORE CLASS/WHAT’S DUE  W 8/26 . Introduction to course & rhetorical situation in workplace writing. Icebreaker. A look at course website and Oncourse. Week 2 M 8/31 Purchase handbook Read material on Five Steps to Successful Writing; Purpose; Audience; Business Writing Style; and Goodwill and the “You” Viewpoint in the handbook. To do before next class: Identify an interviewee for Project 1 and email him or her to schedule the interview (for no later than 9/9). Print a copy of the email for your project folder. Introduction to Project 1 Class brainstorms interview questions and creates interview guide. Week 3 M/ 9/7 No Class – Labor Day W 9/9 Read material on Correspondence; Inquiries and Responses; Introductions; Preparation; Emails; Clarity and all underlined topics within the section. Read also material on Conciseness. Instructions for Project 2. Discuss direct and indirect approach. Activity with sample bad news letter. Discuss business letter format and memo format, elements of document design, and the
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assigned reading. Take Quiz #1 on Correspondence on Oncourse Test & Survey by Sunday, 9/13 at 11:00 p.m. Week 4 M 9/14 Bring copies of Project One documents for peer review. Read articles on teamwork and collaboration for Project 2 (available online) Activities on cutting wordiness & other revising & editing techniques. Project 3 introduced so you can begin considering topics. Activities with sample topic proposals. W 9/16 Project 1 Due Brainstorm topics for preliminary proposal for the team project. If in doubt, email me. APA Documentation Week 5 M 9/21 Bring your ideas for the preliminary proposal . Discussion of more sample topics for the team project. Work on Project 2 documents.
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