Fall 2017 TT Schedule

 

Class Date Topic Due
1 8/22 Course Introductions
The Rhetorical Situation
2 8/24 Introducing Assignments 1, 5 and 6

Planning Business Messages – Choosing Your Approach

Reading: BCE Chapters 1 and 3
3 8/29 Writing Business Messages Reading: BCE Chapter 4
4 8/31 Completing Business Messages Reading: BCE Chapter 5
5 9/5 Writing Proposals
Writing with Clarity and Conciseness.
6 9/7 Introducing Assignment 2: Business Correspondence.

Peer Review

Writing: Rough drafts of Assignment 1: Topic Approval Proposal
7 9/12 Writing Routine and Positive Messages Reading: BCE Chapter 7

Writing: Assignment 1: Topic Approval Proposal

8 9/14 Writing Negative Messages Reading: BCE Chapter 8
9 9/19 Writing Persuasive Messages Reading: BCE Chapter 9
10 9/21 Peer Review Writing: Rough Drafts of Business Correspondence.
11 9/26 Introducing Assignment 3: Job Application Documents

Writing Resumes

Reading: BCE Chapter 13

Writing: Assignment 2: Business Correspondence

12 9/28 Writing Resumes, continued Bring Job Ad(s)
13 10/3 Application Letters Reading: BCE Chapter 14
14 10/5 Follow Up Documents, Interviewing
15 10/10 Peer Review Writing: Rough Drafts of Entire Assignment 3, including Cover Memo
16 10/12 Review Assignments 4: Progress Report and Assignment 6: Formal Analytical Report

 

Writing: Assignment 3: Job Application Packet
17 10/17 Writing Informative Reports Reading: BCE Chapter 10
18 10/19 Peer Review Writing: Rough draft of Assignment 4, including outline of formal report.
19 10/24 Introducing Assignment 5: Social Media Profile

Workshop: Setting Up Websites

Writing: Assignment 4: Progress Report

Reading: BCE Chapter 6

20 10/26 Personal Branding Viewing: Personal Branding Basics, Lynda.psu.edu. (all videos).
21 10/31 Writing For the Web Viewing: Writing For The Web, Lynda.psu.edu. (all videos).

(Exercises recommended, but not required)

22 11/2 Copyright and Your Website

Peer Review

Writing: Rough drafts of 3 online articles
23 11/7 Peer Review Writing: Revised rough drafts of 3 online articles, plus rough drafts of your bio (long form) and your personal website
24 11/9 Review Assignment 6: Formal Analytical Report

 

Peer Review

Writing: Rough drafts of your entire social media profile, including link to at least one fully optimized social media platform and three online articles.

Review: BCE Chapter 10

25 11/14 Writing and Completing Reports and Proposals; Organization, Emphasis, Tone Reading: BCE Chapter 11

Writing Due: Assignment 5: Social Media Profile

26 11/16 Writing and Completing Reports and Proposals; Parts, Cohesion, Mechanics
Thanksgiving Break November 19-25
27 11/28 Graphics and Report Design
28 11/30 Peer Review Writing: Rough drafts of introduction, body and conclusion, including visuals.
29 12/5 Peer Review Writing: Rough drafts of cover, title, transmittal, exec sum, bibliography, appendix.
30 12/7 Peer Review Writing: Rough Drafts of Entire Report, including Prefatory and Supplemental Parts
Writing Due: Assignment 6: Formal Analytical Report

 

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