Principles of organizing, developing, and writing technical information. Report forms and rhetorical patterns common to scientific and technical disciplines. Technical writing conventions such as headings, illustrations, style, and tone
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
We will not be meeting in our regular classroom on Monday, November 14. Instead, we will be meeting for the library presentation in the Suzzallo Instruction Lab. Attendance is mandatory.
This is a special presentation that the librarians in the engineering library put together as a favor to us. In return, I ask that everyone arrive on time. Also, please make sure that you have reviewed the library workshop information before the session starts.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the university database system and to begin the search for sources you will use in the definition and description assignment.
*Definition and Description*
Our last assignment is the definition and description assignment. We'll discuss this in more detail on Wednesday but it would be a good idea to check out the following materials in the meantime:
• Read the assignment description
• Check out the (beautiful) student example
• Download the peer review checklist
There are some important due dates that you should keep track of as well:
• November 14 - Progress report email (10 points)
• November 18 - Turn in at least three sources
• November 23 - Hand in a complete outline
• November 28, 30 - Individual conferences
• December 5 - Peer review
• December 9 - Final draft is due (no late papers will be accepted)
The revision assignment will run concurrently with the definition and description assignment. However, the revision should not take up a whole lot of your time. I expect that it will take about 2-3 hours to make the changes and write the cover memo.
Read the assignment description.
There are some things that you should keep in mind as you work on this:
• It is due on November 21
• Changes must be tracked in MS Word. (Talk to me if you have questions)
• You will hand in the original assignment, the revision, and the cover memo
• The revision does not have to be an improvement
• The cover memo must be one full page
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Do we need to cite pictures that we get off the internet? I was reading the book and it said, pictures put in documents that are being published need to cite the pictures, but pictures that are in papers turned in for a class do not need to cited. Do these rules apply for this class?