Syllabus Quiz


1. What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.

2. How will your final grade be calculated?

Based on the amount of point accumulated over the semester

         3. What is the “submission form” and how do you use it? Embed the form below your answer (hint: Google “embed Google form” to find out how).

The submission form is the official way to turn in every assignment.


4. Embed the course calendar and weekly overview below this question.

  5. Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?

the calendar 

        6. What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?

the home page to “this week” link

        7. What is the attendance policy?

a loss of ~20 points for unexcused absences and  5-10 points for tardies. 

        8. What are the two ways you can lose points?

unexcused absences and late work 

        9. What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see me outside of  class?

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00 am;  via email 

        10. How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.

        11. How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?

up to 25

        12. How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?

“complete all of the major projects, miss no more than four class meetings, and accrue 2,180 points”

        13. What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?

“complete all of the major projects, come to class prepared, and miss only four class meetings. . . earn at least 1,330 points”

         14. What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?

writing up [the participation] work as a blog post and submitting the link to [a] post via the submission form”

        15. What are the Unit 1 readings and what online tool are you using to annotate them for Reading Annotations 1&2?

  • Wickman, C. (2014). Wicked Problems in Technical Communication. Journal Of Technical Writing & Communication, 44(1), 23-42.
  • The New London Group (1996). A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66(1) (PDF).
  •  Schryer, Catherine F. (1993). Records as Genre. Written Communication 10(2), 200-34.
  • Albers, Michael J. (2005). The Future of Technical Communication. Technical Communication 52(3).
  • Pullman, George and Baotong Gu (2007). “Guest Editors’ Introduction: Rationalizing and Rhetoricizing Content Management.” Technical Communication Quarterly 17.1, 1-9.
  • Sullivan, Patricia (1989). Beyond a Narrow Conception of Usability Testing. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 32(4). ; hypothesis

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