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- Read, listen, and view to lectures as they are posted throughout the week.
- Complete weekly Participation Post assignments.
- One Initiating post should respond to the Bazerman readings. Identify and briefly describe five key ideas.
- One Initiating post should respond to the Qi and Buechley reading or the sample NSF grant proposal. Based on the Critical Analysis of Science assignment, identify five examples you might want to address.
- The Responding post should respond to one of your classmates’ posts.
- Start the Critical Analysis of Science assignment. Due: Peer-review draft, March 10, 10:00 PM.
- Review the Project Proposal assignment. Due: March 11, 10:00 PM.
- Complete Week 7 Reflection assignment. Due: March 1, 10:00 PM.
- Start work on Week 8 Reflection assignment. Due: March 8, 10:00 PM.
- Work on Project Memo assignment. Due: March 4.
- Paradis, James G., and Muriel L. Zimmerman. The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication. 2nd ed. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2002. (Required textbook)
- Ch. 11: “Proposals,” pp. 151-181.
- Bazerman, Charles. “When You Are.” A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action, Vol. 1. Fort Collins:TheWAC Clearinghouse, 2013. 43-58. (Required textbook, available for free download)
- Skim the ACM CHI Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems’s Papers & Notes call for participation. (Online reading). Note: This is the CFP to which Jie Qi and Leah Buechley responded when writing their “Sketching in Circuits: Designing and Building Electronics on Paper.”
- Qi, Jie, and Leah Buechley. “Sketching in Circuits: Designing and Building Electronics on Paper.” CHI ’14. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. April 26 – May 1, 2014. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2014. 1713-1721. (.pdf in Blackboard)
- Skim Cook, Clayton B. and Gisele Muller-Parker. “An Introduction to NSF Funding: A view from the ‘inside’.” (Online reading). Note: This is the PDF version of a PowerPoint presentation put together by two NSF staff members.
- Skim the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences Request for Proposals. (Online reading). Note: This is RFP to which Nathan Lemoine responded.
- Lemoine, Nathan. “What Do Research Grants Look Like? A Successful NSF DDIG Example.” Nate Lemoine. Sept. 15, 2014. (Online reading). The PDF of Nathan Lemoine’s full NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant proposal is available for download at http://www.natelemoine.com/pdfs/NSF_DDIG_fullproposal.pdf. Please skim the supporting material and focus on the Project Summary (page 11 of the PDF) and the Project Description (pages 13-20).