All work is due by midnight for the date posted.* All assignments will be posted in Blackboard unless otherwise indicated. All work must be submitted in Word or pdf formats unless otherwise noted. Please use the "Questions/Help area in the Discussion Forum for all questions over the course of the semester. Late work is not accepted without prior approval from the instructor.

Link to IOL where you can login to BlackBoard (See Syllabus for additional information regarding accessing the Blackboard system.)



September 4

  • Read the Syllabus, Taking an Online Course, and How to Become a Successful Online Student, and then post a response in the Discussion area on BlackBoard (which you can find at https://iol.tamucc.edu/), stating that you have read and understand the syllabus and the requirements for taking this course. Also include any questions you have about the class and/or syllabus.
  • Review my Contact Info and Office Hours info. Also look in the Discussion Area of Blackboard and the first item you will see is an area we will use throughout the semester for questions/concerns/info. It is labeled Questions/Help/Updates. Please send individual emails using the Blackboard system. These are routed to my TAMUCC email but coming from Blackboard they are labeled in such a way that I can easily identify that they are coming from students. If you email me directly at susan.garza@tamucc.edu I will still respond but your email is more likely to get lost with all the other stuff that comes through my inbox. Also read Welcome to ENGL3301 for more about this class. This is fyi and you do not have to respond after reading.

September 9

  • Introduction Activity

September 11

  • Post Chapter Choice Memo in the Discussion Forum of Blackboard (BB) telling which Chapter you want to present on as part of the Chapter Test and Discussions assignment.

September 16

  • Read Chapter 1 in Essentials of Technical Communication(ETC)
  • Complete Chapter Review Test for Chapter 1 in BB Content area
  • Chapter Leaders

September 18

  • Participate in the Chapter 1 Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Usability Test

September 23

  • Read Chapter 2 in Essentials of Technical Communication(ETC)
  • Complete Chapter Review Test for Chapter 2 in BB Content area
  • Complete Usability Test

September 25

  • Participate in the Chapter Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Complete Visual Analysis Part I.

September 30

October 2

  • Participate in the Chapter Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Complete Visual Analysis Part II.

October 7

October 9

  • Participate in the Chapter Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Complete Chapter Analysis

October 14

October 16

  • Please complete the Feedback survey found in the Course Content tab. This is completely voluntary and anonymous, but your comments will help me to help you make it through the rest of the course :) Thanks for your help.
  • Complete Chapter Redesign

October 21

October 23

October 28

  • Read Chapter 7 in Essentials of Technical Communication(ETC)
  • Complete Chapter Review Test for Chapter 7 in BB Content area
  • Voice to Text extra credit opportunity

October 30

  • Participate in the Chapter Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Complete Chapter Proposal - turn in by end of day Friday Nov. 1st

November 4

November 6

  • Participate in the Chapter Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Check out the list of Chapter Winners in Blackboard, and also on *http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/SGarza/HGChapterProposals
  • Complete Application Materials - turn in by end of day Friday Nov. 8th
  • Chapter Leaders (those of you who had winning chapters) send an email to Dr. G by noon Monday (Nov 11) stating who will be in your group.

November 11

  • Read Chapter 9 in Essentials of Technical Communication(ETC)
  • Complete Chapter Review Test for Chapter 9 in BB Content area
  • Chapter Leaders (those of you who had winning chapters) send an email to Dr. G by noon Monday (Nov 11) stating who will be in your group.
  • Hunger Games Chapter Groups

November 13

November 18

November 20

  • Participate in the Chapter Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Complete Chapter Part I

November 25

  • Read Chapter 12 in Essentials of Technical Communication(ETC)
  • Complete Chapter Review Test for Chapter 12 in BB Content area
  • Work on Chapter

November 27

  • Participate in the Chapter Discussion in BB Discussion Forum.
  • Complete Chapter Part II

December 2

December 4

December 9

  • Final Chapter is due.
  • Debriefing form is due. Must be turned in as hard copy doc, due at beginning of class.
  • Please remember to do the course evaluation. Thanks everyone for a great semester!

December 16

*All dates are tentative and subject to change.