There are four major assignments in this course. The course is on a 1000 point scale.
- Project #1: Technical and Professional Rhetorical Analysis (100 pts)
- Project #2: Redesign Project (includes redesign, memo, and presentation) (200 pts)
- Project #3: Job Application Packet (includes 2 memos, 2 letters, and 2 resumes) (300 pts)
- Project #4: Instructional Video (includes storyboard, video, and group presentation) (300 pts)
Participation will count for the final 100 points. Because we will be working collaboratively on many assignments, and because learning is a communal effort, your regular attendance is vital. Each absence beyond four will result in a loss of 50 points. Extensive tardiness will be considered in assessing absences. This policy is firm.
You will also lose participation points for the following: texting in class, using your phone for any reason, using a laptop for reasons other than note taking, doing homework for another class, doing anything that distracts from the culture of respect and professionalism that a class such as this requires.
Participation also includes: one short lesson from Part 5 of the textbook. Working with one other student you will teach the class two sections from Part 5: Guidelines for Grammar, Style, and Punctuation. This lesson should be brief (5-10 minutes). We will form pairs and you will choose your lessons by the end of week 1.
Grading Scale: A: 93-100, A-: 90-92, B+: 88-89, B: 83-87, B-: 80-82, C+: 78-79, C: 73-77, C-: 70-72, D+: 68-69, D: 63-67, D-60-62, F: 59 and below.