Tech Comm (ENGL 2311):
Class E-Mail Archive

Original e-mail (sent Wed May 16 13:40:44 CDT 2018)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm --final grades
I have just entered your final grades for ENGL 2311 (or CE ETWR 1002).

You might want to check either your ACC grades or the gradebook checker on our course website. It has been a very busy semester for me, and I may not have entered all grades for everybody. Also, if you are missing quiz grades, one reason might be that you entered your handle differently. Just let me know.

Thank you all for some great writing. I mean that! -- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon May 7 13:48:43 CDT 2018)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of May 7
I'm looking forward to your resumes and portfolios -- if you've not already sent them.

If you are behind, get in touch: we'll figure something out.

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Apr 30 13:51:40 CDT 2018)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Apr. 30
I will be reviewing and returning your user guides this week.

Left are these items:

Resume due May 6
Portfolio due May 6

If you want to send your resume as an item in your portfolio -- great! Just remind.

Remember that I'm here to help! -- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Apr 23 15:35:54 CDT 2018)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Apr. 23
Hi, if you are unclear on what to be doing this week, send me e-mail. I am nostril-deep in reviewing student work.

Hey, I visited ratemyprofessor.com. Am I that bad? :o)


Original e-mail (sent Sun Apr 15 17:23:26 CDT 2018)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Apr. 16
As I said last week, we are in the home stretch.

All you have is to work on that user guide. If you have problems with the software you are using, give me a holler.

Be aware that we still have the portfolio and resume left.

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Apr 9 13:53:03 CDT 2018)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Apr. 9
Hello, tech writers! This week:

Read 101 chapter 9 and take the quiz

Start working on your use guide, due Apr. 29. Make it pretty!

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Apr 2 15:38:52 CDT 2018)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Apr. 2
This week!

Read about tables, graphs, and charts, take the quizzes, and send me the practice files.

Read chapters 7 and 8 and take those quizzes.

Keep working on those instructions, due Apr. 8

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Mar 26 10:08:16 CDT 2018)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Mar. 26
Hello, technical writers!

This week you get to work on instructions for which you have studied lists, headings, graphics, highlighting, writing style, notices. So all that stuff needs to come into play following the guidelines you studied. Those instructions are due Apr. 8

Also read and take the quizzes on chapters 5 and 6.

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Sun Mar 18 17:05:42 CDT 2018)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Mar. 19
Hope you had some good break time. But I know a lot of you have a day job so it was only a sort-of break. This week:

Study notices and highlighting, take the quizzes, and send me the practice work.

Read chapters 3 and 4 and take those quizzes.

Let me know if you have any questions. -- David


Original e-mail (sent Sun Mar 4 16:46:01 CST 2018)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Mar. 5
Sorry I didn't send out a beginning-of-week e-mail last week. I was eyebrow deep in reviewing piles of writing assignments!

This week:

Study and do the practice work for:

Headings
Lists

Read and take the quizzes for Technical Writing 101:

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Complete Writing practice 1 and send by Mar. 11. Then have a nice SB!

-- David



-- David





E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 13:09:41 CST 2018)
From: David Mc
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Ooops. I forgot a minor detail in setting up the bootcamp checker. If you are not seeing results listed, tell me. -- David

E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 12:51:06 CST 2018)
From: TracyR
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Hi Mr. McMurrey,

Hope your weekend is going well! I was having some trouble completing the Introductory
Element Commas. Sorry if the system sent you a bunch of emails. I completed all 10
questions, but it's not showing up on the results page. Is there anything I might need to do
differently?

Thank you,
Tracy R.

Original e-mail (sent Sat Feb 24 10:51:36 CST 2018)
From: TracyR
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results
I just set up a program that enables you to check which bootcamp exercises you have completed. Just go to the schedule page where the bootcamp exercises are listed; you may have to refresh/reload the browser.

Let me know if you see any problems. -- David McMurrey


E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 13:09:41 CST 2018)
From: David Mc
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Ooops. I forgot a minor detail in setting up the bootcamp checker. If you are not seeing results listed, tell me. -- David

E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 12:51:06 CST 2018)
From: TracyR
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Hi Mr. McMurrey,

Hope your weekend is going well! I was having some trouble completing the Introductory
Element Commas. Sorry if the system sent you a bunch of emails. I completed all 10
questions, but it's not showing up on the results page. Is there anything I might need to do
differently?

Thank you,
Tracy R.

Original e-mail (sent Fri Feb 23 11:51:19 CST 2018)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: delivering assignments
Please send assignments by e-mail attachment to my davidm ACC e-mail address. Thanks!

-- David McMurrey


E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 13:09:41 CST 2018)
From: David Mc
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Ooops. I forgot a minor detail in setting up the bootcamp checker. If you are not seeing results listed, tell me. -- David

E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 12:51:06 CST 2018)
From: TracyR
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Hi Mr. McMurrey,

Hope your weekend is going well! I was having some trouble completing the Introductory
Element Commas. Sorry if the system sent you a bunch of emails. I completed all 10
questions, but it's not showing up on the results page. Is there anything I might need to do
differently?

Thank you,
Tracy R.

Original e-mail (sent Tue Feb 20 16:29:18 CST 2018)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm Asking You to Complete a Demographics Survey
The Business, Government, and Technical Communication is collecting data about ACC students enrolled in BGTC classes - - - and you can help generate some of this data, by completing the survey that is available at the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/4eQIZtJz38kJTdfi1

Control/Click, to open the link in a new window.


E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 13:09:41 CST 2018)
From: David Mc
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Ooops. I forgot a minor detail in setting up the bootcamp checker. If you are not seeing results listed, tell me. -- David

E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 12:51:06 CST 2018)
From: TracyR
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Hi Mr. McMurrey,

Hope your weekend is going well! I was having some trouble completing the Introductory
Element Commas. Sorry if the system sent you a bunch of emails. I completed all 10
questions, but it's not showing up on the results page. Is there anything I might need to do
differently?

Thank you,
Tracy R.

Original e-mail (sent Mon Feb 19 10:00:10 CST 2018)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Feb. 19
Hello, future technical writers! We've got a busy week:

* Complete the bootcamp exercises by mid-week
* Read about and write your observations about the field of technical communication. That's due Feb. 25.

I'm online all day every day including weekends, 9:00-5:00. I would enjoy hearing from you. -- David


E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 13:09:41 CST 2018)
From: David Mc
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Ooops. I forgot a minor detail in setting up the bootcamp checker. If you are not seeing results listed, tell me. -- David

E-mail reply (sent Sat Feb 24 12:51:06 CST 2018)
From: TracyR
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311: checking bootcamp results (from David Mc)
Hi Mr. McMurrey,

Hope your weekend is going well! I was having some trouble completing the Introductory
Element Commas. Sorry if the system sent you a bunch of emails. I completed all 10
questions, but it's not showing up on the results page. Is there anything I might need to do
differently?

Thank you,
Tracy R.

Original e-mail (sent Thu Feb 15 11:11:57 CST 2018)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Feb. 12
Hello, all. Are you really interested in technical writing career or just like the schedule of studies and assignments? Either way, it's good by me.

As you can see in the schedule, this week you do the startup activities and writer bootcamp exercises. Feb. 25 some writing assignments will be due.

Hey, and I have found a technical-writer internship:

goo.gl/9ZKb1c

Would you want me to add you to our current/former e-mail list for future jobs, internships, and events like this?

-- David McMurrey, Ph.D.
Full-time faculty
Business, Government & Technical Communications
Austin Community College


Information and programs provided by davidm@austincc.edu