This is the post for the week of March 26, 2018.
Once you turn in your Short Proposal, you will turn your attention to the Genre Analysis Report, which is your focus for the rest of the term.
Readings for the Week
- Changes to the Course Grading System
- Genre Analysis Report (assignment)
- Similar Project Examples by Students (in the box on the right side of the page)
- Articles from the “Professional Business and Technical Writing” section of Writing Commons
- Technical Reports from Style for Students Online: Effective Technical Writing in the Information Age
- Video: Genre Analysis (Rhetorical Situation)_Part 5 of 6 by Mary Lourdes Silva, which reviews the key aspects of genre analysis:
Tasks for the Week
- By 11:59PM on Monday, March 26, submit your 03/23 Labor Log in Canvas, if you are using the grace period.
- By 11:59PM on Monday, March 26, submit your project in the Short Proposal assignment in Canvas. If you are using the grace period, submit your project by 11:59PM on March 29.
- Assume that your proposal has been accepted, and begin work on your Genre Analysis Report. I have never rejected a proposed topic, but I do ask for slight changes occasionally.
- Keep track of your sources for your bibliography. Use the instructions in Step 3 of the assignment to guide your research. This is a large project, so I encourage you to work steadily over the next month, rather than waiting until the last minute.
- (Optional) Fill out the Completion Checklists for Midterm and for March to track how you are doing in the course. You can read more about how the checklists work in the Changes to the Course Grading System post.
- By 11:59PM on Friday, March 30, write your 03/30 Labor Log in Canvas. The grace period for your log entry ends at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 4. I’ve added a day to the grace period since Passover starts on Friday and Easter is on Sunday.
Note: This video has closed captioning, so it does not need a transcript.