Week 4 (Feb 2 – Feb. 8)



  • Read, listen, and view to lectures as they are posted throughout the week.
  • Review and complete weekly Participation Post assignment.
    • One Responding post should identify five (5) things you’ve learned about genre from the Bazerman and Henze readings.
    • One Responding post should respond to or explore an issue raised in either the Ceraso or Blakeslee and Savage readings.
    • The Initiating post should respond to one of your classmates’ posts.
  • Post the Week 3 Reflection assignment. Due: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:00 PM.
  • Complete the Minor Assignment #4: Due: Feb. 8., 10:00 PM.
  • Begin work on the Week 4 Reflection assignment. Due: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:00 PM.
  • Continuing working on the Rhetoric and Technical Communication assignment. Peer-review draft due: Feb. 10, 10:00 PM.


  • Bazerman, Charles. Ch. 2: “Knowing Where You Are: Genre.” A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action, Vol. 1. Fort Collins: The WAC Clearinghouse, 2013. 21-41. (Online reading)
  • Johnson-Eilola, Johndan, and Stuart A. Selber. Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. (Required textbook)
    • Ceraso, Antonio. Ch. 10: “How Can Technical Communicators Plan for Users?”, pp. 237-261.
    • Henze, Brent. Ch. 14: “What Do Technical Communicators Need to Know about Genre?”, pp. 337-361.
    • Blakeslee, Ann M., and Gerald J. Savage. Ch. 15: “What Do Technical Communicators Need to Know about Writing?”, pp. 362-385.