Week 5 (Feb 9 – 15)



  • Read, listen, and view to lectures as they are posted throughout the week.
  • Complete weekly Participation Post assignments.
    • The Initiating post should respond to the Bazerman reading. Identify and briefly describe five key ideas.
    • The Responding post should respond to one of your classmates’ posts.
    • Your Rhetoric of Science peer-reviews will count as your third participation post.
  • Complete Week 4 Reflection assignment. Due: Tues., Feb. 9, 10:00 PM.
  • Peer review of Rhetoric of Science Essay. Due: Tues., Feb. 9, 10:00 PM.
  • Finish revising Rhetoric of Science Essay. Revised draft. Due: Feb. 15, 10:00 PM.
  • Start work on Week 5 Reflection assignment. Due: Tues., Feb. 16, 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. 7: “Design for Page and Screen,” pp. 89-100.
    • Ch. 15: “Oral Presentations,” pp. 237-254.
  • Bazerman, Charles. “Knowing Where You Are: Genre.” A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action, Vol. 1. Fort Collins: The WAC Clearinghouse, 2013. 21-41. (Required textbook, available for free download)