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2210 week 1

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Welcome to Technical Communication! Happy New Year!

 

 

1. Introductions: Name. Who are you? Where do you come from? Why did you choose USFSP? What’s something most people wouldn’t guess about you? Two truths and a lie.

 

 

email addresses

 

contacts—get the phone number and email address of two others in the class

 

my contact information: office, phone, email

 

 

2. Create blogs: blogger.com

 

 

Writing #1

 

Write a brief response to the following questions: What does the word technical mean? What does the word communication mean? What is technical communication? How does this concept and/or this class relate to your education and your life?

 

 

3. Introduce course

 

Syllabus

 

Overview

 

Discussion of books.

 

 

You’re going to work hard

 

We’re going to learn a lot

 

 

Hint: Stay up with your work and the class.

 

Preparation regarding workload, timeline, attentiveness, deadlines, requirements, readings, responses, posting electronically and/or bringing hard copies

 

 

Log into Blackboard

 

Syllabus Permission Form

 

Syllabus Response Assignment

 

 

igoogle account

 

gmail account through USFSP

 

Introduction to Google docs

 

 

Class Discussion:

 

1. Rhetorical Analysis of Technical Communications—begin introducing concepts of purpose, audience, design, etc. using Burger King CIW post card. (Coalition of Immokalee Workers)

 

 

2. What is technical communication? What types of documents could be categorized as technical communication?

 

 

Small Group Activities:

 

Non-profit organization research

 

Mt. Zion Human Services

 

 

 

1. Answer the following questions in a word document. Be sure to include a title, all of your group members’ names, and the date in the document.

 

 

What is this organization?

 

What do they do?

 

Who are their primary audiences?

 

What is their mission?

 

Financial budget?

 

Who are the people who work in this organization?

 

What do they do?

 

What are some organizations affiliated with Mt. Zion Human Services?

 

How do these organizations relate to Mt. Zion’s mission?

 

What types of projects could you imagine working on with/for this organization?

 

 

2. Prepare a memo in google docs directed to myself and your classmates outlining who/what this organization is and how you believe our class could contribute to their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Announcements:

  • Annotations: For readings you are required to annotate. What does this mean? Underline important points, ask questions in margin, mark things you don’t understand, make observations. Have a conversation with the text. Then when we talk about it, you’ll have someplace to start. Periodically I will be looking at your annotations of articles. If you don’t annotate, you will miss a daily grade.
  • Tip: Read the assignment before the reading so you know what you’re reading for.

 

 

 

 

Homework for Monday, January 12 at the beginning of class:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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