Schedule

Date

Topics

Reading

Due

Week 1

Introduction to the course

 

Introduction to

the Internet Resource Guide


Complete planning worksheet.



 

Read Chapters 1-3: Introduction to Technical communication, Understanding Ethical and Legal Considerations and Writing Technical Documents


 

 

 

 

 

Week 2

Paper draft workshop

 

Read Chapter 6: Researching your Subject


Rough draft landing page due
 

 

Week 3

Paper draft workshop

Assign online process portfolios

Read Chapters 4-5: Writing collaboratively and Analyzing your Audience and Purpose


 

Rough draft Internet Resource Guide due

 

Week 4

Publishing guides

 

Internet Resource Guide Due


 

Week 5

Introduction to

writing technical descriptions

 

Complete planning worksheet

 

Write a one-sentence definition and extended definition for your introduction during class.

 

Creating graphics

 

Complete creative graphic.


 

 

Read Chapter 20:  Writing Definitions, Descriptions

and Chapter 12: Creating Graphics

 


In-class project:

creative graphic

 

 

Week 6

Web-mediated draft workshop

 

Writing coherent documents

 

Understanding audience

 

Read Chapters 9: Writing coherent documents

Rough draft technical description due

Week 7

Introduction to

writing instruction sets

 

Testing instruction sets


Complete planning worksheet


Effective sentence writing

 

 

Read Chapters 20: Writing instruction sets


&


Chapter 13: Reviewing, Evaluating and Testing Documents and Websites 

Technical

description

due

 

 


 

Week 8

Wiki draft workshop


Usability testing

 

Instruction set rough draft due

 

Week 9

Introduction to

making chatbots


 

Instruction set due

 

 

Week 10

Yammer draft workshop chatbot





Chatbot rough draft due

 


 

 

Week 11

 

 

 

Introduction to

making Infographics


Typography

Design

Color


Read Chapters 11: Designing documents and websites 

 

 Chatbot due

Week 12

Infographic Voice Thread workshop


Read Chapter 20: Connecting with the Public

Infographic rough draft due


Week 13

Montrealites' Infographic Competition


 

 

Infographic due

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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