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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 Prelli reading. Identify and briefly describe five key ideas Prelli discusses.
- One Initiating post should respond to the Gopen and Swan reading.
- One Responding post should respond to one of your classmates’ posts.
- Complete Week 3 Reflection assignment. Due: Tues., Feb. 2, 10:00 PM.
- Finish drafting Rhetoric of Science Essay. Peer-review draft due: Feb. 5, 10:00 PM.
- Start work on Week 4 Reflection assignment. Due: Tues., Feb. 9, 10:00 PM.
- Peer review of Rhetoric of Science Essay. Due: Mon., Feb. 8, 10:00 PM.
- Continue work on the Job Application Packet assignment. Due: Feb. 22, 10:00 PM.
- 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. 5: “Revising for Organization and Style,” pp. 51-60.
- Ch. 9: “Documenting Sources,” pp. 123-134.
- Gopen, George D, and Judith A. Swan. “The Science of Scientific Writing.” American Scientist 78 (1990): 550-558. (.pdf in Blackboard)
- Prelli, Lawrence J. “The Rhetorical Construction of Scientific Ethos.” Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies. Ed. Randy Allen Harris. Mahwah: Hermagoras Press, 1997. 87-104. (.pdf in Blackboard)