English 402: Literary Editing and Publishing

     Instructor: Bryan Fry
     Office: Avery 371
     Office Hours: Friday 10:00-11:00 am


     Course Schedule

Week 1 Technical Documents
Jan 11-15 Schedule Homework Examples Due
M Review syllabus and schedule; listen to NPR on technical writing; The Power of Simple Words; Take Me Out to the Legal Game -
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W Discuss Chapter 1 in Technical Communication (TC); Analyze technical documents
Read Chapter 1 in TC
Bring a technical document to class
Technical Doc 1
Technical Doc 2
Technical Document
F Discuss Job/Grad Application Portfolio; Complete OWL Skills Checklist Activity; Brainstorm ways to find Job ads and Graduate School info Read 385-396 in TC
Skim ethical concerns in job searches
Print out Owl Skills Checklist
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Owl Skills Checklist (printout)
Week 2 Application Prep
Jan 18-22
Schedule Homework Examples Due
M Martin Luther King Jr Day -- No Class -
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W Bring Laptops to Class; Begin Job/School Prep Assignment Review 385-396 in TC
Bring three job ads or three graduate applications to class
Good Job Ad
Bad Job Ad
Three Job ads or Grad apps
F Bring Laptops to Class; Complete Job/School Prep Assignment; Keep job ad, grad info, research, and Prep Assignment for your Portfolio Review 385 in TC
Prep Assignment
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Week 3 Resumes and Cover Letters
Jan 25-29 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Bring Laptops to Class; Discuss Resumes and formatting choices Read 397-411 in TC
Read format choices and select the style that will suit your application--write a breif justification in defense of your choice
Brief Justification Brief Justification
W Bring Laptops to Class; Discuss Cover Letters and Personal Statements Read 411 and 412 in TC
Complete exercise 4 (breif memo) on 417
Memo Format

Brief Memo
F Bring Laptops to Class; Work on Resume Activity Read 250-254 and 265-272 in TC - -
Week 4 Document Editing
Feb 1-5 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Bring Laptops to Class; Complete Resume Activity; Analyze the resumes you brought to class. Complete the first draft of your resume and bring a printed copy to class Good Resume

Poor Resume
Resume Draft
W Peer Review of Cover Letter/ Personal Statement
Complete the first draft of your cover letter or personal statement and bring a printed copy to class along with your job ad or gaduate application information Rec Letter

Grad Statement
Cover Letter/ Personal Statement
F Peer Review of revised application materials Bring revised drafts of your application materials to class aling with copies of your job ad or grad info - Letter and Resume Revisions
Week 5 Redesign Project
Feb 8-12 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Review Job/Grad Application Portfolio; Introduce the Menu Redesign Project; Discuss document analysis; Break into groups for collaborative redesign project Read Chapter 345-353 in TC
Locate a poorly designed menu from a restaurant or bar in our area and bring it to class
Food Menu

Drink Menu
Menu
W Review usability notes; complete usability worksheet; begin designing usability test; keep the usability worksheet for your final report Read Jakob Nielsen's Usability 101
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F Conduct a pilot test in class; discuss problems with current usability test Read Amy Schade's Pilot Testing
Bring a draft of the "old" menu and your usability test to class
- Usability Test
Week 6 Design with CARP
Feb 15-19 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M President's Day -- No Class - - -
W Bring Laptops to class; Workshop day Complete usability testing on at least three first-time users -
Usability Results
F Bring Laptops to class; Workshop day - - -
Week 7 Report Writing
Feb 22-26 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Discuss details of the recommendation report Read Chapter 18 in TC - -
W Discuss using graphs in the recommendation and oral reports Read Chapter 12 in TC; Present usability results in two different kinds of graphics
- Graphs
F No Class - -
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Week 8 Redesign Peer Review
29- Mar 4 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Peer Review Bring orignal menu as well as a prototype of the redesign to class
- Original Menu
Prototype
W Discuss details of the presentation Read Chapter 21 in TC - -
F Bring Laptops to class; Workshop day - - -
Week 9 Oral Presentations
Mar 7-11 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Oral Presentation of the Redesign Project (attendence is required) Use the strategies in Chapter 21 to prepare your presentation; work on report -
Presentation
W Oral Presentation of the Redesign Project (attendence is required) Use the strategies in Chapter 21 to prepare your presentation; work on report - Presentation
F Oral Presentation of the Redesign Project (attendence is required) Use the strategies in Chapter 21 to prepare your presentation; reports due; complete colleague evaluation Report

Evaluation
Presentaton
 Report
Evaluation
Spring Break - No Class this Week
Week 10 Collaborative Repurposing Project
Mar 21-25 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Introduce the Collaborative Repurposing Project; Discuss Pitch Proposal; Break into Groups Read Chapter 16 in TC - -
W Discuss research in the workplace; brainstorm techniques that will help yeild answers to your workplace research questions Read Chapter 6 in TC; Draft a workplace research question for your pitch proposal and explain it's significance to your project Research Question Research Question
F Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day Review Pitch Proposal assignment - -
Week 11 Pitch Proposals
28- April 1 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Pitch Proposal (Attendence is required) Work on pitch proposal - Pitch Proposal
W Pitch Proposal (Attendence is required) Work on pitch proposal - Pitch Proposal
F Pitch Proposal (Attendence is required) Work on pitch proposal Written Proposal
Format
Pitch Proposal
Week 12 Repurpose Justification
April 4-8 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Complete repurpose justification; keep justification assignment for your final report - - -
W Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day Review 250-254 and 265-272 in TC - -
F Discuss Memo Writing: Discuss progress memos Read 359-363 and 372-377 in TC - -
Week 13 Memo Writing
April 11-15 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day - - -
W Discuss details of the repurposing report - - -
F Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day Progress Memo due by midnight Memo Progress Memo
Week 14 Workshop
April 18-22 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day- Review Oral Presentation requirements - -
W Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day Review Completion Memo details - -
F Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day - - -
Week 15 Repuposing Presentations
April 25-29 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M Bring Laptops to Class; Workshop day - - -
W Oral Presentation of the Repuposing Project (attendence is required) Use the strategies in Chapter 21 to prepare your presentation; work on report - -
F Oral Presentation of the Repuposing Project (attendence is required) Use the strategies in Chapter 21 to prepare your presentation; work on report - -
Finals Repurposing Project Due
May 2 Schedule Homework/Tutorials Examples Due
M No Class: Complete Final Project Hand your recommendation report into Avery 451 by 5:00 pm. Email your completion memo and evalutations to bryanfry@wsu.edu by midnight. - Report
Memo
Evaluation
 
   


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