WRT 2088:
Technical Writing
Oakland University
College of Arts and Sciences
Fall 2018, CRN: 45113
TR 10:00–11:47 p.m.
Wilson Hall 400A

Instructor:

Jim Nugent, Ph.D.

Email:

nugent@oakland.edu

Office:

378 O'Dowd Hall

Course Links

Course Description

WRT 2088: Technical Writing provides an introduction to writing within technical and professional contexts. It focuses on the writing process, research methods, genres of technical writing, and professional ethics. Prerequisite: completion of the university writing foundations requirement. 4 credits.

Course Objectives

Students in WRT 2088 will:

General Education Outcomes

Required Textbook and Readings

Course Policies

Grading

You will receive numeric grades (0.0, 1.0–4.0) for graded assignments in this class. Your final numeric score will be the weighted average of your assignment grades, as follows:

15%

Rhetorical Analysis

15%

Visual Rhetoric

20%

User Documentation Project

25%

Recommendation Report Project

10%

Ethics in Technical Writing

15%

Small Assignments, In-Class Activities, and Exercises

Your final numeric score, rounded to the nearest tenth of a point, will be converted to Oakland University's new letter scale as follows:

4-point Letter
4.0
3.9
3.8 A–
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.4 B+
3.3
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8 B–
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4 C+
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.8 C–
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.4 D+
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.0
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0

 

Special Considerations

Students with documented disabilities should inform the professor of special needs during the first week of classes. Please contact Oakland University’s Disability Support Services office for assistance: