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  1. Technical Writing The Course Outline

  2. Service Learning/Problem Solving

  3. My focus: Water Conservation Technical Background Reading (summarize) Hands on measurements (spread sheets) Interviews (forms) Establish that there is a problem Brain Storm possible solutions (criteria table) Identify process (visual literacy)

  4. Groups Contracts Role statements Billable hours Accountability Knowing strengths and weaknesses Building group strengths Conflict resolution

  5. Ethics Group accountability Sustainability Visuals Technical Descriptions and Definitions Evaluation of Source Materials

  6. Technical Memos/E-Mail Letters Proposals Informal Reports Formal Reports Presentations

  7. Recurring Audience analysis Problem solving Revising, Rewriting, Editing Decision making Layout and design

  8. Week 1 Introduce topic and solicit general opinions (data display) Conduct interviews (questions) General knowledge questionnaire In home audit Technical reading material Create technical, measureable goals for the project Focus: questionnaires, data, spreadsheets, reading

  9. Week 2 Plan the Project Groups Budgets Timelines Accountability Ethics Memos Focus: The group process

  10. Week 3 Research information Documentation Interviews Design Questionnaires Progress Memos Focus: The Research Process

  11. Week 4 Permission letters Gantt charts Measureable outcomes Spread sheets Data management Proposals Focus: Accountability

  12. Week 5 Conflict resolution Group strength building Informal reports Visual literacy Focus: Group viability and Visual literacy

  13. Week 6 Weighted criteria table Problem-solving Visuals and graphics Formal letters Cross cultural Focus: Problem-solving in a Technical World

  14. Week 7 Ethics Drafting Group writing Editing Focus: Technical Communications/Writing

  15. Week 8 Oral presentations Visuals/PP Focus: Oral Presentations

  16. Week 9 Formal Reports Audience analysis Focus: Lengthy formal reports

  17. Week 10 Oral presentations Evaluations Editing for clarity and examples Focus: Editing, Feedback and Measureable Outcomes

  18. Week 11 Oral presentations Evaluations Editing for visuals Focus: Visual literacy

  19. Week 12 Final paper Reflection Follow up Focus: Reflection