Types of Projects


The field of Technical and Professional Communication (TPC) contains a wide variety of documents or genres, each with their own stylistic and rhetorical concerns. In order to prepare students to create and produce such diverse texts, a certain core set of repeated assignments shows up frequently in various TPC programs across the country. 

These pages are designed to provide you with some sample assignments, how they align with particular student learning outcomes, course objectives, and programmatic expectations. We take assignments here to mean major deliverables that make up the bulk of a student’s grade. We have another section to discuss classroom activities and exercises that lead into the major assignments.

Additional resources for instructors and supplemental exercises that don’t directly pertain to one of these major assignment can be found on the Instructor Resources page.

Click one of the project links below for more information and additional resources.