Topics: Technical communication, Technical writing, Audience Pages: 4 (1692 words) Published: August 8, 2014

Summer 2014
Instructor: Garry Partridge

Office: Gonzales Hall 110A
San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro. San Antonio, TX 78212-4299 Office Hours: MTWR 8:30-9:00 and 1:20-2:00, and by appointment Office Phone & Voicemail: 486-0680 Email:

I. Catalog Description:
ENGL 2311, Technical Writing is designed to improve the student’s ability to gather and to communicate information in his or her major field. Emphasis is on form and method. Subject matter includes business letters, technical papers, and reports.

II.Pre-requisites, co-requisites and other requirements:
English 1301 and 1302

III. Required Texts:
Markel, Mike. Technical Communication, 10th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010.
IV.Methods of Instruction:
See Catalogue.

V.Course Content:
See Catalogue.

VI.Learning Outcomes:
See Catalogue.

VII.Course requirements and grade computation:

See Catalogue.

VIII. College Policies:

See Catalogue


Writing Assignments 1-440%
Writing Assignments 5-640%
Readiness Tests10%
Daily Work10%

1. Writing Assignments: You will complete 8 writing assignments. You are allowed one late Writing Assignment without penalty. I do not accept a second late paper. Additionally, any assignment that does not conform to the submission guidelines will be considered incomplete and will be graded accordingly. REWRITE OPTION: You may, if you wish, rewrite any three of assignments 1-4 for a whole new grade. Turn in rewrites before 11:00 am on Wednesday August 13; be sure to turn in original graded assignment with rewrite. 2. Readiness Tests: The goal of the Readiness Tests (RTs) is to ensure students read and understand relevant chapters from the texts at the start of each assignment; hence, they are testing your readiness to begin the assignment. Readiness tests are part multiple choice quiz, part group quiz, and...
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