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

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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.

Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or the major, not both. 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 letter grades (A–F) for all major assignments in this class. Your final score will be the determined as follows:

15%

Rhetorical Analysis

20%

Document Design Project

25%

User Documentation Project

25%

Career Documents Project

15%

Small Assignments, In-Class Activities, and Exercises

 

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: