relies primarily on handouts
this website. However, we do reference other materials such as the 362: Foundations of Technical Writing
texts and other handbooks. Listed below are the books and links to purchase
This is an excellent text, containing a massive amount of information,
exercises, and links to outside resources. I expect you to read all the
assigned material, and will give occasional tests on the readings, but we
will not use all the assignments listed at the end of the chapters. Feel
free to work through these assignments yourself, to further your learning. I
advise you to keep this book for when you go into the world of business or
industry; it's an invaluable resource. Also available from online
booksellers such as Amazon (click
here to review and/or buy this book from Amazon.com) and Powell's
here to review and/or buy this book from Powell's Books).
We write and review everything electronically, and most of our work is
designed for release on the Web or other electronic means. During this course, you
will continue to enhance your skills with the hardware and software
tools needed to write professional technical documents.
I use email to announce updates, return graded papers, and send your
grade spreadsheet. Be sure to give me your preferred email address ASAP.
Alternately, use your email or FTP to back up your assignments -
especially those that are designed for Web release. Many
students post a copy of their coursework as a backup and
use it to make sure they have their assignments available when they are
due (in case of disk or flash-drive failure).