Spring 2016  |  WRIT 8505 Section 001: Professional Practice (58263)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Mon 04:00PM - 06:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Nolte Ctr for Continuing Educ 235
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Course Catalog Description:
Extended problem-solving situation in business, government, or industry. Student acts as consultant to explore problem, identify possible solutions, introduce solution, apply it. prereq: Grad student
Class Description:
This course is designed to provide a class structure to assist students in completing writing requirements and oral presentations associated with professional projects -- research, scientific writing, and associated reports -- as part of their graduate programs. Course Objectives: To foster advanced skills in writing and editing scientific and/or technical documents for various audiences. To design and develop research reports and related documents for graduate programs in scientific and technical communication and other technical disciplines. To understand various theoretical perspectives in scientific and technical communication, as well as the ability to apply these perspectives to document development projects. To enhance skills in oral presentation of scientific and/or technical research information for peers. Each student will work with the professor and other class members to choose an individual project to complete during the term. In many cases, the work will serve to assist the student in completing capstone projects, thesis and other writing requirements as part of their graduate programs. We will use a workshop format during online class sessions, in which students will discuss their projects and receive comment and direction from class members and the professor. Students will submit regular progress reports both verbally and in writing. Students will also publish their work at the University Digital Conservancy. Note that while this course is primarily online, we will work to identify 3-4 times when students will meet together on campus.
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 November 2014

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