Homework assignments are listed in red. Other assignments will be completed during class. While each class may not have a specific in-class activity listed, some work will be assigned and due during each class. You should check the schedule at least once a week, preferably before each class meeting, as new in-class assignments may be posted in response to the progress of other assignments.

May 29

  • Intros
  • Review Syllabus
  • Join our Online Discussion group and introduce one of your classmates by posting a message to the group.

May 30

  • Post a message to the Online Discussion area stating that you have read and understand the syllabus, and post any questions you have about the syllabus and the course.
  • Read pages vi-15 and complete Respond activity in Every Audience Has a Different Purpose (EA)
  • Bring to class information about how to conduct informational interviews
  • Read pp 19-33. Post in the Online Discussion area either a question you may have about the Writing on the Job Portfolio, or some info about what you are planning to do for the portfolio.
  • Review Plan for Writing and Writing on the Job Portfolio
  • Develop List of Questions for Interview.
  • Guest speakers Mr. and Mrs. Lopez from the South Texas Colonias Initiative. You will need to take notes over their talk and turn those in for credit at the end of class.

May 31

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor).
  • Bring your Plan for Writing memo (like the one on page 7) and have a fellow student, Writing Center Consultant, and/or Dr G review the document.
  • After this initial meeting in the Writing Center, you will have the option of when you come to the Writing Center for the remaining Thursdays for the class. You will be required to meet with Dr. G at least two times to review the status of your work. On other days that you do not need to meet or review your work, you may use Thusdays as days to meet with the person you are going to interview, gather information for our grant project, etc. If you do not come to the Writing Center and check in with Dr. G, however, you must provide her with information regarding where you will be and what you will be working on. If you do not let Dr. G know, you will be counted absent.

June 4

  • Turn in Planning Document.
  • Read the online article referenced on page 17 in EA and complete the Respond activity.
  • Bring to class a sample technical document from your disclipine (criminal justice, computers, communication, English) area that has sections/headings, etc. (Online documents are great examples.) We will share these in class.
  • Read pp 35-41 in EA and complete the Respond activity.
  • Share and discuss the paragraphs you rewrote. Be sure to bring the original to class as well.
  • Develop questions for Field trip to Colonias.
  • Do some initial research on the Nueces County Colonias. Add the info to the Colonias Grant page.

June 5

June 6

  • Read pp 42-58 in EA and complete the Respond activities. Bring the sample report with you to class to share.
  • Bring to class the sample document that you are using to create your own Career Related Document (like the one on page 32) and analyze the visual elements of the document.
  • Writing Workshop: Use the questions in the Vinci article and the Respond activity found on p 51 of EA to review your Career Writing Interview Report.
  • Read pp 59-74 in EA.
  • Review Writing to Get a Job Portfolio
  • Turn in report from field trip. (If you cannot go to the actual Colonia, do some research on the topic and area and use that information to write your report.)
  • Assign Colonias Grant project sections.
  • Read Boys and Girls Club Grant
  • Decisions that Writers Make

June 7

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor).
  • Bring your Career Writing Interview Report (like the one on pages 29-31) and Career Related Document (like the one on page 32) and have a fellow student, Writing Center Consultant, and/or Dr G review the documents. Use the questions in the Vinci article and the Respond activity found on p 51 of EA to review your Career Writing Interview Report.
  • Last day to turn in final rewrites of Planning Document.

June 11

June 12

  • Read pp 121-137 and complete the Respond activity.
  • Work on Colonias Grant
  • Guest speaker Terri Howe from Career Services.

June 13

  • Turn in first draft of the section you are writing for Colonias Grant project. You should have gathered information that will be included in that section. Each student will write this first draft individually. This will count for 20% of the Portfolio Three grade.
  • Read 139-157 in EA.
  • Review Writing to Fill a Need project.
  • Use Project Workshop on p 150 to develop plan for Colonias project.

June 14

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor).
  • Bring your Writing to Get a Job documents and have a fellow student, Writing Center Consultant, and/or Dr G review the document.
  • Last day to turn in Writing on the Job Portfolio rewrites.

June 18

June 19

June 20

  • Field trip to the Virtual Lab. Room 2100 of the Carols F. Truan Natural Resource Center (NRC), building No. 18 on the campus map http://www.tamucc.edu/campmap.html . Second floor: From the front door, up the stairs to the right or elevators straight ahead; left from the stairs, right from the elevators to the first right turn, then follow the long corridor past the big windows on the left to the next right turn. The door is on the left at that second right turn. Check in with Ms. Vint in the first office on the left.

June 21

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor).
  • Have a fellow student, Writing Center Consultant, and/or Dr G review your part of the Colonias project.
  • Last day to turn in rewrites of Writing to Get a Job Portfolio.

June 25

  • Review Attach:grantreviewdocument.doc (see p 144 in EA)and make revisions based on feedback. Send your updated version to Amanda to incorprate into the final draft. At this point we will send the grant out for review by outside reviewers.
  • Review Final Memorandum (see p 147 in EA) for Colonias Grant project. This will count for 10% of the grade for Portfolio Three.

June 26

  • Read pp 175-182 in EA and complete the Respond activity. Bring the sample statistical document with you to class to share.
  • Review feedback and work on final drafts of Colonias Grant, including editing. This will count for 40% of the grade for Portfolio Three.

June 27

  • Guest speaker William Jones.

June 28

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor).
  • Turn in Final Memorandum (see p 147 in EA) for Colonias Grant project. This will count for 10% of the grade for Portfolio Three.