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Intro to Technical Writing

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This is the post for the week of January 19, 2016.

This site is the official home for our Spring 2016 course (CRN #13826). Information on all assignments, weekly activities, and related resources will be posted here. Check this site regularly for the details on what to do for the course.

Readings for the Week of January 19

For today’s session, please read the following:

Work for the Week of January 19

This week is about making sure you understand the course policies, getting set up, and generally touching base with one another. If you have technical difficulty with this week’s class work, don’t panic! Send an email to tengrrl at and let me know what you need help with.

Please complete these tasks by 11:59 PM on Monday, January 25:

  • Log into Canvas, using your PID and password. Contact 4HELP if you need assistance with your login. You can find help for Canvas 24/7 by using the Help link on the Canvas site and in the Canvas: Getting Started for Students article.

  • Confirm that your notifications in Canvas are set the way you want them. Note that Canvas uses your notification preferences to determine whether to email you or text you (or not tell you at all) about information in the site. See the section "How do I adjust my notification preferences?" in the Student Getting Started with Canvas Guide for more information on setting up your notifications. Note that for any time-critical announcements, I will email the class.

  • Verify that you understand how the course works:
    Go to the Discussions tool in Canvas, and respond to these posts:

  • Begin work on Project 1:

  • Complete the quizzes for the week’s readings:

    • Go to Quizzes in Canvas, and complete the reading quizzes on Chapter 1 and Chapter 3 of Markel. See the policies for quizzes on the course logistics page.


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