Business English: Introduction to Technical Writing (ENGL 1311)
The spring semester for 2002 begins January 14 (Monday). For this course, the last day to hand writing projects in is Wednesday, May 2. January 21, March 11-17 are ACC holidays.
You can also see a calendar-style version of the schedule.
|Instructor:||David A. McMurrey|
|Hours:||Tues./Thurs. 1:30 - 8:30 p.m., and by apptmt. (Always call before driving all the way out to Northridge Campus.)|
|Writing project||Reading & other assignments||Writing project due date|
|Introduction to the course; introduction to technical communication||Introduction, definition of technical writing;
Chapter 19, audiences;
Chapter 22, teams
|Resume and application letter||Chapter 6, persuasion (pp 148-155);
Chapter 13, business communications;
Chapter 14, application letters and resumes
|Instructions with headings, lists, notices, illustrations||Chapter 2, processes and instructions;
Chapter 7, headings;
Chapter 8, lists;
Chapter 9, notices;
Chapter 11, illustrations.
|Report planning||See the report-planning link and topic ideas.||Feb 28|
|Proposal||Chapter 6, proposals||March 21|
|Complaint letter||Chapter 13, business correspondence||March 28|
|Recommendation report with tables, charts, or graphs||Chapter 4, comparisons and recommendation reports;
Chapter 20, information search;
Chapter 21, documenting borrowed information;
Chapter 10, tables, charts, graphs
|Final report with executive summary and abstract||Chapter 16, report format;
Chapter 18, reviewing/revising
|Prelim draft: May 2
Final draft: May 9
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