ENG 204 Syllabus - Spring 2012

ENG 204 Syllabus - Spring 2012 - ENG 204-001 & ENG 204-002...

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ENG 204-001 & ENG 204-002 Spring 2012 Introduction to Professional Writing Instructor: Lucy Wilcox Office: MO 100A E-mail: wilcoxl@uncw.edu Office Hours: MW 11-12 Text and Materials: Markel, Mike. Technical Communication . 9th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. Access to textbook companion Web site: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/techcomm9e Flash drive Course Description: ENG 204: Introduction to Professional Writing is an introductory survey of concepts in professional writing, including audience analysis, research methods, visual thinking, and the composing process. This course includes a service-learning component. Upon successful completion of ENG 204, students should be able to: develop strategies for analyzing organizational contexts, including audiences, purposes for writing, and organizational cultures; design documents, including memos, instructions, and reports, that meet the needs of their audiences and accomplish their goals; construct arguments that appeal to several audiences at once and are based upon multiple sources of evidence; conduct original, archival, textual, database, and/or Internet research that can be used to support arguments; read multimedia texts critically and learn strategies for critiquing the medium itself; conduct usability testing to support document/product design and revision; write clear instructions that can be used by different levels of audiences; write for different media, including print and electronic media; design effective graphics for use in documents and presentations; work with others to improve their writing and produce texts and presentations; use computer technologies necessary to communicate, research, design, and publish texts; understand ethical considerations involved in organizational communication and research. Attendance: This class depends on group discussion and student participation for its success. You need to be here, and you need to be on time. I keep track of your attendance (whether you see me do it or not), and there is a direct correlation between your time in class and your final grade. After four
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course ENG 204 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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ENG 204 Syllabus - Spring 2012 - ENG 204-001 & ENG 204-002...

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