Room: Online
Time: Online


Room: Online
Time: Online


GTM 222
(318) 805-2326
12:30-2:00 M-R
4:00-5:00 M-R

or by appointment


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Course Description

ENGL 460: Advanced Technical Writing.

Preq: ENGL 303. Emphasis on longer reports and specialized forms of technical writing, such as manuals. (G)

ENGL 560: Seminar in Technical Writing.

Preq: ENGL 303 or equivalent. Selected reading and research topics in technical writing theory and practice; repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

Objectives

  • To acquaint students with a variety of ethical systems;
  • To acquaint students with current ethical and legal guidelines for technical communication;
  • To practice making ethical decisions in real-world scenarios.







GRADES
1.
Establish Web Site ("Hello World") 10%
2.
Web Site Review
15%
3.
Adaptive Online Resume
15%
4.
Online Research Paper 20%
5.
Louisiana Anthology (Teams of 3)
15%
6.
Final Web Site (Home page + other work)
15%
7.
Participation
10%
8.
Presentation (Graduate Students Only)
20%

Total 100%

The grading scale is A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.





Turning in Your Work
In face-to-face classes, I want a paper copy of your assignments AND an electronic copy submitted to the TurnItIn link on Moodle.  In online classes, submit your paper through Moodle to TurnItIn.  If you have trouble uploading it Moodle, you may email it to me at bmagee@latech.edu.  You may also bring a paper copy by my office.  You are still responsible for turning in the assignment by the due date, so plan ahead.

Late Work
Your paper is due ON or BEFORE the due date. You can turn it in any time until the due date.  After that, the grade drops 5 points per period.

Attendance
In a face-to-face class, I'll take role every period.  Your attendance grade is a straight percentage of how much you attended class.  For example, if you attend 17 times out of 20 periods, your grade will be 17÷20=85%.  An absence may be excused with proper documentation.

Graded Material
In the event of a question regarding an exam grade or final grade, it will be the responsibility of the student to retain and present graded materials which have been returned for student possession during the quarter. 

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Students needing testing or classroom accommodations based on a disability are encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as possible. 

Honor Code
"In accordance with the Academic Honor Code, students pledge the following: Being a student of a higher standard, I pledge to embody the principles of academic integrity."  If I determine that you have violated the Honor Code or the English Department plagiarism policy, you'll receive a '0' on the assignment, and I may refer you to the Honor Council if I think it appropriate.

The Emergency Notification System
All Louisiana Tech students are strongly encouraged to enroll and update their contact information in the Emergency Notification System. It takes just a few seconds to ensure you're able to receive important text and voice alerts in the event of a campus emergency.  For more information on the Emergency Notification System, please visit: http://www.latech.edu/ administration/ ens.shtml.

Graduate Requirements
In addition to meeting the above requirements, graduate students enrolled in the course for graduate credit:
  • must write a substantially longer research paper than undergraduates. (12-15 pages for graduate students, 8-9 pages for undergraduates.)
  • may be asked to give presentations to the class.
  • should show leadership in class discussion.




Hoc opus, hic labor est.


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