Week

Date

Description

 

0

R 9/4

 

1

T 9/11

  • What is technical writing?
  • For next time:
    • Read Dobrin et al. Chapter 2: Rhetoric and Technical Communication
 

R 9/13

  • In-class activity: find online examples of ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos
  • For next time:
    • Read the Occupational Outlook Hanbook chapter on “Technical Writers,” “Writers and Authors,” and “Editors.”

2

T 9/18

  • Finish discussing rhetorical appeals.
  • Discuss the Occupational Outlook Handbook chapter on “Technical Writers,” “Writers and Authors,” and “Editors.”
 

R 9/20

Discuss rhetoric gone wrong.

3

T 9/25

 

R 9/27

  • Discuss visual design.
  • Begin the visual design exercise.

4

T 10/2

Continue the visual design exercise.

 

R 10/4

Sa 10/6

Complete the peer review by 11:55 p.m.

Su 10/7

Rhetorical analysis assignment due to Moodle by 11:55 p.m.

5

T 10/9

 

R 10/11

  • Discuss project strategies.
  • Discuss visual design tools.

6

T 10/16

Discuss design for readability.

 

R 10/18

  • Discuss document hierarchy.
  • Peer review.

F 10/19