EN 306 Prof Wrtng in the Disciplines:Scientific & Technical Writing
S2T 2008 DL
Stallings, Walton Dees
Assistant Professor, English
BA, English, Virginia Military InstituteMA, English, University of South CarolinaPhD, English, University of South Carolina
I am available at any time.
(410) 867-6172 (ofc)
(410) 991-0934 (mobile)
!7 March 2008 - 11 May 2008
Continual - Asynchronous Online
EN 105, EN 106, passing the Writing Competency Test, and 60 credit hours.
Textbook: Technical Communication (Tenth Edition), Longman
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: My philosophy is to give you a learning environment rich in resources, and continual availability to me, and guide you though some practical learning experiences with scenarios similar to what you'll find in professional settings. I think you'll find this approach both interesting and rewarding!
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Performance will be assessed based on documents/papers, discussions, and a final exam.
% of Grade
Counts as 10% of your Class Participation.
Late Submission of Course Materials: It is critical for scientific and technical documents to be completed and delivered on time. Late penalties will be imposed when an extension has not been requested; the extent of the penalty will be based on individual circumstances.
NOTE: Be sure to document all external information using both footnotes or parenthetical citations and a bibliography (which you may label "References," "Works Cited," or otherwise, as appropriate. Also be sure to enclose within quotation marks any text you have copied. This is an academic honesty and copyright compliance requirement, not simply a formatting requirement. See Part VI, Appendix A of our text and the course Webliography for documentation guidance.
2. Paper #2: Write an Informal Proposal for your Analytical Report. Using the discussions of proposals and analytical reports, develop your informal proposal using the general model for proposals given in your Lannon text in Chapter 23, Proposals. You will need to decide whether your proposal is a planning, research, or sales type proposal (I must approve sales or planning proposals). This will determine some of the contents for your assignment. Other relevant text readings are Chapters 11 and 21.
3. Paper #3: Write an Information Plan for your Analytical Report. Information planning encourages writers to adopt project management strategies as a way of managing writing assignments of all complexities. For this assignment, you must write an Information Plan for your analytical report in three to five pages. In the workplace, the Information Plan would be updated as progress was made or changes occurred on the project. You may use an outline format that addresses the following information:
Purpose for writing this report:
Audience: For whom is the report intended? Who else will read it?
Goals of the information contained in your report: How will the information in this report be used?
Information objectives: What specific information will be contained in the report? What information will be given to the reader? How will readers benefit?
Information specifications: Overall structure, Title, graphics production, printing specifications.
Sectional content outline: Working section headings and subheadings and a brief summary of what will be in each.
Methodology: Determine how the information will be gathered and analyzed, the schedule for research, editorial standards and strategies, style guidelines.
Information verification: How will the information be verified? Are the procedures used considered to be accurate?
Schedule for completion of assignments related to analytical report.
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