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Areas of Study | | ENGL122 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: ENGL122
COURSE TITLE:Technical Communication
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Techniques of collecting and presenting technical data through the use of research, forms, and procedures. Both oral and written presentations are emphasized. Keyboarding skills required.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121 or higher.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Draft and revise and learn editing skills.
  • Learn to prepare texts for differing audiences.
  • Learn to use online research resources and tools and computer software to construct their assignments.
  • Gain more experience with types of writing related to the workplace
  • Improve writing skills with special emphasis on using language which is objective, precise, concise, and appropriate in tone for the audience.
  • Gain experience with teamwork and the presentation of results.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Writing resumes and cover letter.
  • Writing directions and instructions.
  • Writing product descriptions.
  • Writing reports.
  • Accomplishing tasks with teamwork using various types of writing to report the results Investigating teamwork in the "real" world.
  • Assessing teamwork.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Various free online materials, including a textbook found at https://www.prismnet.com/~hcexres/textbook/. Other instructor provided materials when needed.

EVALUATION:
Resume 50 pts.
Cover Letter 50 pts.
Process Discussion 100 pts.
Instructions 100 pts.
Business Proposal 100 pts.
Advertising Brochure(s) 100 pts.


100-91% A
91-82% B
82-73% C
73-64% D

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2018

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