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Midterm Project

11Mar09

Before you start: pick a subject – a technical process or product that you will consider/explore/examine Part 1: Literature Review — First step: find at least three tech writing documents that already exist for your subject — Second step: compare them and analyze them using criteria found in A Concise Guide to Technical Communication Perform […]


Writing: 1. Polish your reviews of each group and publish your review post. Remember: be respectful but constructive in your reactions and suggestions. 2. After viewing presentations on Monday, your company has chosen its technical writing team for its new project. Which team have you chosen, and why? What were the strengths and weaknesses of […]


Reading: Continue reading Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody. By Monday, you should have read up to Chapter 8 (p. 188). Sharing Communities Projects: Finish your wiki projects and be prepared to make short presentations about them to the class on Monday. Remember to include links, images, and screenshots. Blogging Assignment: Select one important quotation from […]


The college will be closed next Monday, so our next class session will be on Wednesday. Reading Assignment: Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody Blogging Assignment: Link to a recent news story (one that has been published in the last week) that relates to something Shirky discusses in the above […]