Week 9 (March 8 – 14)



  • Read, listen, and view to lectures as they are posted throughout the week.
  • Review and complete weekly Participation Post assignment.
    • One Initiating post should describe your chosen topic for the Technical Communication Report and why you wish to research the issue.
    • One Initiating post should examine your Technical Communication Report as a project in need of managing. Which of the major steps discussed in ch. 13 of Solving Problems in Technical Communication are you most familiar, which have you never encountered before during a project, which are you most comfortable with, and which do you think might pose the most challenges?
    • The Responding post should respond to one of your classmates’ posts.
  • Post the Week 8 Reflection assignment. Due: Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 PM.
  • Finish revising Documentation Project #1, instructor-review draft. Due: March 11, 10:00 PM.
  • Complete the Technical Communication Report Proposal: Due: March 11, 10:00 PM.
  • Begin work on the Week 9 Reflection assignment. Due: Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 PM.
  • Continue working on the Documentation Project #2. Peer-review draft due: March 28, 10:00 PM.


  • Johnson-Sheehan, Richard. Technical Communication Strategies for Today. 2nd ed. Boston: Pearson, 2015. (Required textbook)
    • Ch. 9: “Activity Reports,” pp. 238-259.
  • Johnson-Eilola, Johndan, and Stuart A. Selber. Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. (Required textbook)
    • Dicks, R. Stanley. Ch. 13: “How Can Technical Communicators Manage Projects?”, pp. 310-332.