402: Technical and Professional Writing
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Hours: Summer hours by appointment
purpose of English 402 is to prepare you for the kinds of professional
and technical communication that you will do inside and outside of your
professional career. English 402 teaches the rhetorical principals and
communication practices necessary for producing effective
presentations, reports, letters, memos, collaborative projects, and
employment materials. The course asks you to question what is meant by
"effective communication" and assists you in developing strategies to
shape communication ethically, for multiple audiences, and in a variety
of professional settings.
end of this course students will be able
and analyze rhetorical situations and apply
strategies to technical and professional communication
individually and collaboratively
> understand professional obligations and
ethical behaviors in diverse communicative situations
> compose in professionally appropriate
modes including, written, visua, and oral
successfully within and accross various cultures
by Mark Markel
days in which I ask you to bring laptops to class. Please note that
this is more of a suggestion than a requirement. We will be working in
class on these days and it is helpful to have computers on hand.
If you do not own a laptop you can simply draft with pencil and paper,
and type out your assignmnets outside of class. Registration for
access to the Avery Microcomputer Lab (AML). If you do not own a
printer, you can print your assignments there
successfully complete this class, you must faithfully attend class
complete all assignments. Because we will be working collaboratively on
assignments, your regular attendance is vital. Please note on the
occasions when attendance is absolutely required.
than three absences will seriously jeopardize
grade; after five absences you will fail the class
> extensive tardiness will be considered in
> planned absences must be discussed and
prior to the absence; planned absences count in the total of absences
> late work results in an automatic grade of
F for the assignment in question
committed to providing assistance to help
you be successful in this course. Reasonable accommodations are
students with a documented disability. Please visit the Disability
Center (DRC) during the first two weeks of every semester to seek
or to qualify for accommodations. All accommodations MUST be approved
the DRC (Admin Annex Bldg, Rooms 205). Call 509 335 3417 to make an
with a disability counselor.
and campus safety are of paramount importance at Washington State
University, and are the shared responsibility of the entire campus. WSU
urges students to follow the "Alert,
Assess, Act" protocol for all types of emergencies and the "Run, Hide, Fight" response for an active shooter
incident. Remain ALERT
(through direct observation or emergency notification), Assess your specific situation, and ACT in the most appropriate way to
assure your own safety (and the safety of other if you are able).
students are expected to act in accordance
with the WSU policies on Academic Honesty found in the Student
policies include falsification of information, fabrication of
plagiarism, multiple submission, and various others. Information about
policies can be found online at the WSU Academic Integrity
site. These policies will
be discussed in class and students will be asked to acknowledge that
and a basic understanding of the policies.
of the projects below are multi-part. Detailed assignments will
appear on the class schedule as the assignments begin.
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assignments must be completed to pass this course.