Week 3: January 23

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January 23

Topic: Writing and Work 1

Read for Class:

Do for class:

Hit the library databases. Find a research based article published in 2016 or 2017 that looks at writing and the world of work and be prepared to share what you found and how it relates to what we’ve been reading. Confine your search to the following journals:

  • IEEE, Transactions of Professional Communication (IEEE) (careful on this one that you don’t use the proceedings)
  • Journal of Business and Technical Communication (JBTC)
  • Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (JTWC)
  • Technical Communication (TC)
  • Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ)

N.B. Do a little chatting among yourselves so that we have a diversity of articles.

In class:

      • discussion of student findings from researching writing and work
        • discussion of readings and connection to the frameworks
      • good writing discussionĀ  (based on student responses)
      • collaboration (How to Build a Successful TeamĀ  *.pdf file)
        • good and bad experiences discussion
        • role playing