Thursday Fall 2014 Schedule
Thursday, August 28: Introduction
IN CLASS: Discuss Turnitin.com and Blackboard
IN CLASS: Discuss Policy Statement and Schedule
IN CLASS: Put into Document Creation Group Presentation Groups and leave 15 minutes to work on group presentations.
Tuesday, September 2: Conventions of Engineering
VIDEO: Watch “Conventions of Engineering Documents” on Youtube. QUIZ: Take quiz on “Conventions of Engineering Documents.” VIDEO: Watch “Advantages of Presentations” on Youtube.
VIDEO: Watch “Overcoming Presentation Fears, Part 1” and “Overcoming Presentation Fears, Part 2” on Youtube. QUIZ: Take quiz on “Advantages of Presentations” and “Overcoming Presentation Fears.” READING: Read about presentations in Chapter 17 of PBTW.
HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: Write a formal email to your instructor explaining who you are and what you want to do with your life. Explain a few of your hobbies, where you work, and anything else interesting about yourself. Also submit a Word document version to the Assignments tab. Thursday, September 4: Presentations
In CLASS: Choose peer review partner.
IN CLASS: Discuss conventions of engineering documents: email, memos, letters, reports. IN CLASS: Leave 15 minutes to work on group presentations.
VIDEO: Watch “Importance of Nonverbal for Technical and Scientific Presentations” on Youtube. VIDEO: Watch “The Do’s of Professional Presenters,” parts 1 and 2 on Youtube. QUIZ: Take quizzes on “Importance of Nonverbal for Technical and Scientific Presentations” and “The Do’s of Professional Presenters.” HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: Response Journal 1: Broad Education due today. See page 9 in the Policy Statement.
Tuesday, September 9: Resumes
HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: Conventions of Discipline homework. Submit links and a sentence or two about one of each of the following for your discipline (submit a Word document version to the Assignments tab): Blog
VIDEO: Watch “Convincing Engineering Resumes” on Youtube. QUIZ: Take quiz on “Convincing Engineering Resumes.”
READING: Read Chapter 12 in PBTW.
Thursday, September 11: Resumes and Presentations
HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: Draft of Resume due today by class time (see p. 14 in the Policy Statement). HOMEWORK: Peer Review Resume due by 10:00 AM Friday, September 12. Download your Peer Review Partner’s Resume from the Discussion Board. Use the PPT included under Course Powerpoints, “Peer Review Resume,” and answer the questions. Write your answers directly on your partner’s draft using Microsoft Word’s Comment feature. Then upload the draft with your comments back to Discussion Board as a reply to your partner’s original post. Upload your comments by 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 10.
Tuesday, September 16: Correspondence
HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: Final Version of Resume due today.
READING: Read about correspondence in Chapter 18 of PBTW.
STREAMING VIDEO: Watch “Professional Correspondence” under “Streaming Videos.” QUIZ: Take quiz on correspondence.
Thursday, September 18: Document Creation Presentations
IN CLASS: Document Creation Group Presentations, one through four. IN CLASS: Bring in a copy of a business letter, a Gantt chart schedule, and specifications that you find online.
Tuesday, September 23: Business Letter, Schedule, and Specifications READING: Read Chapter 3 of PBTW.
QUIZ: Take quiz on “Technical Definitions.”
Thursday, September 25: Document Creation Presentations
IN CLASS: Document Creation Group Presentations, five and six. HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: Draft of Formal Business Letter with Technical Definition due today (see p. 14 of the Policy Statement). HOMEWORK: Peer Review Formal Business Letter with Technical Definition due by 10:00 AM Friday, September 26. Download your Peer Review Partner’s letter from the Discussion Board. Use the PPT included under Course Powerpoints, “Peer Review Business Letter,” and answer the questions. Write your answers directly on your partner’s...
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