Here are the readings, although the list will be updated as we go along:
- Laura Portwood-Stacer, “How to Email Your Professor (Without Being Annoying AF),” https://medium.com/@lportwoodstacer/how-to-email-your-professor-without-being-annoying-af-cf64ae0e4087#.1m6lc0rkd.
- “What is Technical Communication?”, http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/5547/5681092/pdfs/CH01.pdf.
- Frank O’Hara, “A Brief History of Technical Communication,” http://www.msubillings.edu/cotfaculty/fullon/_notes/History%20of%20Technical%20Communication%20(2).pdf.
- David McMurrey, Online Technical Writing, https://www.prismnet.com/~hcexres/textbook/.
- Purdue OWL, Professional and Technical Writing, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/4/16/.
- Purdue OWL, APA Style, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/.
- The Writing Center – University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Abstracts,” https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/presentations_abstracts.html#discipline
And here are other helpful links that may become required:
- Richard Johnson-Sheehan, “Planning and Organizing Proposals and Technical Reports.” https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20080628094326_727.pdf
- Mike Simpson, “How to Write a Killer Elevator Pitch (Examples Included)” https://theinterviewguys.com/write-elevator-pitch/
- “Make Your Pitch Perfect: The Elevator Pitch.” https://youtu.be/bZTWx2bftaw
- “2010 Elevator Pitch winner – Katie Sunday” https://youtu.be/dqIEE-g_-Uc
- “Escape from the Grammar Trap” https://techwhirl.com/escape-from-the-grammar-trap/
- Geoff Hart, “Personas and the five W’s: Developing Content that Meets Reader Needs, Pt. 1” https://techwhirl.com/personas-and-the-five-ws-developing-content-that-meets-reader-needs-pt-1/
- Geoff Hart, “Personas and the five Ws: Developing Content that Meets Reader Needs, Pt. 2” https://techwhirl.com/personas-and-the-five-ws-developing-content-that-meets-reader-needs-pt-2/