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

Original e-mail (sent Sun Nov 26 17:45:41 CST 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Nov. 27
Hello, technical writers. We're getting close to the end. This week:

Read appendix A and take the quiz

Be working on your user guide (due Dec. 3), your resume (due Dec. 10), and your portfolio (due Dec. 17)

Hey! I stay chained to my desk, online all the time. You got a question -- send me e-mail! -- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Nov 20 11:35:38 CST 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Nov. 20
Hello, all. I had to spend a couple of days in the hospital so that put me behind. I'm okay now; I'll catch up with your work by this coming Wed.

All you need to do this short week is keep working on that user guide, due Dec. 3.

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Sun Nov 12 21:39:30 CST 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Nov. 13
Hello, brave technical writers!

All you've got to do this week is work on that user guide, due Dec. 3. That's a good chunk of time -- I suggest you send a rough draft or even the final draft early.

I'll be happy to review it within a few days of receiving it. -- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Nov 6 11:20:26 CST 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Nov. 6
Hello, technical writers! I wanted to mention that I found some wrong dates in the schedule. They are fixed now. You may need to refresh/reload your browser.

This week:

Read TW101 chapter 9 and take the quiz.

Remember that your instructions are due Nov. 12

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Oct 30 11:25:53 CDT 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: tech comm--week of Oct. 30
Hello, all!

For this week:

Study the unit on tables, charts, graphs, take the quizzes, and send me the
practice files.

Also read chapter 7 and 8 and take the quizzes.

Have a good week. -- David


Original e-mail (sent Thu Oct 26 15:17:56 CDT 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Oct. 23
Is everybody okay with what we are doing this week? I had an avalanche of admin stuff and reviewing fall on me.

Send me e-mail if you need help, have questions.

-- David McMurrey


Original e-mail (sent Mon Oct 16 10:17:36 CDT 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Oct. 16
Hello, technical writers! This week:

Do the reading, quizzes, and practice work on:

Notices
Highlighting

Read and take the quizzes on:

TW 101 chapter 3
TW 101 chapter 4

Don't forget about the practice writing assignment, due Oct. 22 (Sun).

-- David McMurrey


Original e-mail (sent Fri Oct 13 14:55:55 CDT 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: tech comm--TW overviews?
I'm missing quite a few. What's the deal? -- David


Original e-mail (sent Wed Oct 11 09:30:30 CDT 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: tech comm--week of Oct. 9
I'm late, aren't I? Had some code to repair. Anyway, this week:

Do the study, quizzes, and practice formatting for:

Headings
Lists

Read and take the quizzes on TW101 chapters 1 and 2.

There will be a practice writing assignment due Oct. 22

Is everybody okay with what we're doing?

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Mon Oct 2 12:19:09 CDT 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- assignment due Oct. 8
I failed to list the assignment in which you write an overview of the technical communication profession/occupation. Just use your preferred software and send me the file by e-mail attachment.

-- David


Original e-mail (sent Sun Oct 1 16:45:30 CDT 2017)
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Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: tech comm--week of Oct. 2
Hi, all! This week:

* Complete the Writer Bootcamp quizzes (by Oct. 8)
* Do the writing style and graphics units and send me the practice files by e-mail
attachment (by Oct. 8)

Okay? -- David


E-mail reply (sent Sat Sep 30 13:20:54 CDT 2017)
From: Shawnda Sanders
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Sept. 25 (from David Mc)
I am interested if it is possible to do it part-time and much of it from home. Maybe it is not?
However, I have worked extensively in scientific grant submissions whereas many of the techniques
are used, however, my role for the proposal itself was more as an editor, for grammatical correctness.
I used a reference program (endnote) as well as a desktop publisher (pagemaker) for the addition of
graphics, tables, etc. In addition, I had to do all the administrative things that are many and varied so
that the scientist could concentrate on his research and his proposal. Any advice, you and any of my
classmates can give me is very much appreciated. I have been home for 4 years and am ready to do
something with what skills I have (rusty as they are, as well as dive into something new software
programs that are used in this field. For my age (51), I am considered fairly "up" on day to day
technology, but I feel like my weakness is in the area of programs used in desktop publishing,
technical writing, and other jobs. Any advice for what software programs are utilized or could benefit
me? I would also like to take some tutorials in programs that are used in many different fields in order
to keep my options open.

Original e-mail (sent Fri Sep 29 12:11:00 CDT 2017)
From: Shawnda Sanders
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Sept. 25
Hi, technical writers! I am so happy to see that you have chosen this track.

Are you considering a career as a technical writer? If so, I'll add your e-mail address to the e-mail list. I send out job and internship announcements, related-events announcements.

I look forward to working with all of you! -- David


E-mail reply (sent Sat Sep 30 13:20:54 CDT 2017)
From: Shawnda Sanders
Subject:Re: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Sept. 25 (from David Mc)
I am interested if it is possible to do it part-time and much of it from home. Maybe it is not?
However, I have worked extensively in scientific grant submissions whereas many of the techniques
are used, however, my role for the proposal itself was more as an editor, for grammatical correctness.
I used a reference program (endnote) as well as a desktop publisher (pagemaker) for the addition of
graphics, tables, etc. In addition, I had to do all the administrative things that are many and varied so
that the scientist could concentrate on his research and his proposal. Any advice, you and any of my
classmates can give me is very much appreciated. I have been home for 4 years and am ready to do
something with what skills I have (rusty as they are, as well as dive into something new software
programs that are used in this field. For my age (51), I am considered fairly "up" on day to day
technology, but I feel like my weakness is in the area of programs used in desktop publishing,
technical writing, and other jobs. Any advice for what software programs are utilized or could benefit
me? I would also like to take some tutorials in programs that are used in many different fields in order
to keep my options open.

Original e-mail (sent Fri Sep 29 12:08:53 CDT 2017)
From:
Subject: Tech Comm ENGL 2311/ETWR 1002: Tech Comm -- week of Sept. 25
Hi, technical writers! I am so happy to see that you have chosen this track.

Are you considering a career as a technical writer? If so, I'll add your e-mail address to the e-mail list. I send out job and internship announcements, related-events announcements.

I look forward to working with all of you! -- David


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