Always consult this dynamic schedule on our OpenLab site for the most up-to-date version of the schedule, access to readings, and more detail about assignments.

All reading and writing assignments are due on the days listed. Texts will be provided in-class or on our course site.


29-Jan Introduction to the Course Survey of Students via Google Form
5-Feb See this post.
12-Feb NO CLASS‚ÄĒLincoln’s Birthday Mini-Job Search‚ÄĒFollow instructions here.
19-Feb Finish Mini-Job Search in class
Review Resume Format/Style
Read:  Resumes and Cover Letters (from the Professional and Technical Writing WikiBook); Secrets to a Perfect Resume, by Ziprecruiter 2014
26-Feb Peer Review Resumes
Cover Letters
Resume Due (First Draft): Complete and turn in your first draft of your resume via our assignment uploader.Also: Please bring four paper copies of your resume to class. Please use your existing resumes if you already have one. (We will take part of this class to conduct peer review of our resumes.)
5-March CLASS CANCELLED (WEATHER) Cover Letter (First Draft): Complete and turn in your first draft of your resume via our assignment uploader.
12-March Peer Review of Cover Letters
Interview Skills & Preparation
Please bring four paper copies of your cover letter to class for peer review.
19-March Introduction to Service-Learning Project
Collaborative Writing
In-Class Collaboration Exercise
Read: Project Management and Organizing Teams (from the Professional and Technical Writing WikiBook)
26-March Presentations & Meetings
Organizing Information
Submit Final Draft of Resume and Cover Letter via OpenLab assignment uploader (before class)

Read: Professionanal and Technical Writing/Presentations and Document Organization (from PTWWiki)

2-April Researching Subject Areas
In-Class Work with Service Learning Project Team
Read: Conducting Research (from Purdue O.W.L.)
16-April Designing Effective & Attractive Documents
Business Communication
Assignment: Business Letter & Email
Read: General Design Concepts and Business Communication (from PTWWiki)
23-April Informal/Formal Reports
Assignment: Report for Service Learning ProjectIn-Class Work with Service Learning Project Team
Business Letter & Email DueRead: Planning Reports (from PTWWiki) and sample reports TBD
30-April Proposals (Business & Grants)Assignment: Service Learning Proposal Read: Preparing Business Proposals (from PTWWiki) and sample proposals TBD
7-May Professonal Writing for Web & Social Media
In-Class Work with Service Learning Project Team
 Report for Service Learning Due
14-May Service Learning Project Presentations
Guest Speaker TBD
21-May Closing Questions & Remarks Final Draft (Revised) of Service Learning Documents Due via Assignment Uploader


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