Business English: Introduction to Technical Writing (ENGL 1311)
Schedule for the Course

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
Office: NRG 4225
Phone: (512) 223-4804
Hours: Tues./Thurs. 1:30 - 8:30 p.m., and by apptmt. (Always call before driving all the way out to Northridge Campus.)

The links in this schedule take you to the requirements, examples,
and other information for each of the writing projects.
Writing project Reading & other assignments Writing project due date
Introduction to the course; introduction to technical communication Introduction, definition of technical writing;
Personal memo;
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
Jan 31
Instructions with headings, lists, notices, illustrations Chapter 2, processes and instructions;
Chapter 7, headings;
Chapter 8, lists;
Chapter 9, notices;
Chapter 11, illustrations.
Feb 19
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
April 16
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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