14 April Daily Agenda

  1. General questions.
  2. Announcements:
    1. Starting April 19, my office will be in Enterprise 321.
    2. Naylor for Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies. September 9-11, 2016.
      • The Naylor workshop is designed to help undergraduates plan out a research agenda in writing studies. Note: They pay for the student’s lodging, and either they and/or our Mason’s OSCAR office will support your travel up to PA. Proposals are due May 31. For more information, please see their website.
  3. Technical Communication Student Presentation
  4. Discuss anthropology and writing readings:
    • Zappen, James P. “Rhetoric and Technical Communication: An Argument for Historical and Political Pluralism.” Journal of Business and Technical Writing 1.2 (1987): 29-44. (PDF available in Blackboard)
    • Khan, M.U. “Maintenance Error Accidents.” (PDF of 7-slide PowerPoint available in Blackboard)
    • Low Technical Writing handout. (PDF available in Blackboard)