Module 1: Class Introductions and Business Correspondence Workshop This module is made up of two parts:
A written introduction to your classmates.
An analysis memo to me.
Please read this module carefully for appropriate posting methods and due dates. Part 1: Writing an Introduction
The first thing I'd like for us to do is become better acquainted with each other. Students in writing classes often have varied backgrounds -- personally, educationally, and professionally. No student is necessarily better suited for succeeding in this course than another, and everyone in this has something to offer to our shared experience. The best way for us to start learning about the pool of strengths that we'll draw upon is to find out just who we have in our midst. What to Do
To complete this portion of the module, do the following:
- Chapter 1 (p. 3-15)
- Chapter 10, "Memos" and "Letters" (p. 189-202)
2. Chapter 1 provides an overview of technical communication in the workplace and some of its main characteristics. Read through these pages while reflecting on your experiences with "workplace" communication. You don't have to have a 9-to-5 job to experience workplace communication. Any business relationship (such as your relationship with me and your fellow classmates) requires you to interpret and create communications that people will use. 3. After reading the text, go to the discussion board and find the discussion for your assigned group. In your group's discussion, post an introduction for your classmates and me to read. When writing your introduction, include the following: 3. Your name and major/area of research.
4. Your technological strengths and weaknesses.
5. Your impression/experience with technical/professional communication. 6. One or two ideas applying your knowledge, experience, and interests to this course or technical communication in general. 7. A summarizing or synthesizing point.
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