ENG 222 ENTIRE COURSE


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ENG 222 ENTIRE COURSE
 
WEEK  1
 
ENG 222 Week 1 Individual Assignment Society for Technical Communication Scavenger Hunt
 
 
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Society for Technical Communication (STC) Scavenger Hunt.
Submit the completed scavenger hunt to your instructor
 
ENG 222 Week 1 Individual Assignment How-To Instructions
 
Refer to Ch. 1 & 10 of your text for this assignment.
Write instructions for a task applying the qualities of good technical writing. The instructions should be a brief 4- to 7-line how-to. Do not let the seeming simplicity of the task fool you. Think about the items needed, steps involved, cautions needed, tips, and so forth, before you begin writing.
Revise your writing as needed to increase the clarity and readability of your instructions. Demonstrate good organization and a logical sequence that enables people to complete the task.
Select one of the following tasks for your instructional how-to:
How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
How to plant a seed
How to make a sundae
How to diaper a baby
How to inflate a deflated basketball
Another task approved by your instructor
Submit the final draft of your assignment to your instructor as a Microsoft® Word document.
 
 
WEEK 2
 
 
ENG 222 Week 2 Individual Assignment Workplace Memo
 
 
Refer to Ch. 2, 4, & 7 of your text for this assignment.
Write a brief 200- to 350-word workplace memo that addresses the following scenario:
You are working as the communications officer for a company located in a large office building with designated areas for employee breaks and lunches located on each floor. The company's president has asked you to send a memo via e-mail directing all employees to clean their own mess before leaving the breakroom.
There have been repeated instances of spills on counters, garbage left behind, and employee lunches and food items spoiling in the refrigerators. The president wants you to warn employees that he may direct the cleaning staff to throw out everything in the refrigerator on a daily basis if the situation continues. Additionally, he would like you to direct employees to clean any mess they encounter in the break rooms, regardless of whether or not it was their own. Basically, he wants you to create a guide of breakroom "Do's and Don't's" for employees.
Follow the guidelines for ensuring quality and appropriate tone discussed in Ch. 7, and include the following in your memo:
A subject line for the e-mail
Planning and composing that demonstrates understanding of the audience for whom you are writing as discussed in Ch. 2 of your text
Writing that follows the characteristics of good writing as discussed in Ch. 4 of your text, such as verb-to-word ratio, keeping the subject near the verb, tone, and active voice
Submit your assignment to your instructor as a Microsoft® Word document.
 
ENG 222 Week 2 Individual Assignment Final Project: Table of Contents for Your Manual
 
Create a table of contents for your manual. You will include the table of contents as a part of your complete manual, due in Week 5. The table of contents must correspond to the headings and subheadings in your final manual.
Submit your assignment to your instructor as a Microsoft® Word document.
 
 
 
WEEK 3
ENG 222 Week 3 Individual Assignment Collaborative Activity Week Three Concepts
 
Primary research is getting information firsthand, such as doing an experiment. Secondary research is using information uncovered by another, such as an article published in a journal.
 
Imagine that you and your partner have been told that you will be writing the directions for using the new mechanical duster developed by your company's R&D department. What types of primary and secondary research might you do to produce effective directions?
 
Submit a summary of your approaches to research to your instructor.
 
 
WEEK 4
 
ENG 222 Week 4 Individual Assignment Collaborative Activity Week Four Concepts
 
Find, with your partner, a short report online and print it out. Looking at it with your partner, document its style: use of fonts, color, lines, position of logos, use of headers, footers, borders, and so forth. Next, discuss whether the style is effective or not. If it could be improved, how would that be done?
 
Submit a summary to your instructor that describes the elements of style used in the report, if they are effective and how they may be improved.
 
 
ENG 222 Week 4 Individual Assignment Document Design: Instructional Handout
 
Refer to Ch. 4, 5, & Appendix A of your text for this assignment.
Write instructions for a 1- to 2-page handout that explains how to create a table in Microsoft® Word (whatever version you have) and how to add and delete columns and rows from an existing table.
Include the following in your instructional handout:
Summary of the program and version of the program you are using
Design that reveals to the reader how your information is organized
Effective use of blank space
Organized and consistent design of active space
Illustrations taken from screenshots or a snipping tool that are appropriately cited (Check the Microsoft® website for the wording that must accompany the use of its software images.)
Titled and numbered illustrations that are referred to in the instructions
Continue to develop the characteristics of good writing, and proofread your document for common errors using Appendix A as a guide.
Submit your assignment to your instructor as a Microsoft® Word document.
 
 
ENG 222 Week 4 Individual Assignment Final Project: Style Sheet for Your Manual and Peer Review
 
 
Refer to Ch. 5 of your text for this assignment.
Create a style sheet listing the type and sizes of font you are using in your final project manual.
Include the font type and size for the following in your style sheet list:
Title
Headers
Footer
Headings
Text
Other elements of your manual
Peer Review
Your instructor will assign you to a Learning Team for this Week Four assignment.
Submit your style sheet to your Learning Team.
Review three of your team member's styles sheets by answering the following questions:
Are styles of font and size present for all the elements of a manual such as title, headers, and so forth?
Do the selected styles support the readability of the final document?
Provide feedback to your team members.
Incorporate feedback on your own stylesheet.
Submit your style sheet to your instructor as a Microsoft® Word document.
 
WEEK 5
 
ENG 222 Week 5 Individual Assignment Career Research and Preparation
 
 
Return to the website for the Society for Technical Communicationand research the jobs associated with the technical communication field.
Select one job or career field for further research.
Write a 200- to 350-word summary describing your selected job's or career field's educational requirements; types of programs or software knowledge needed; and the required professional experience.
Describe, in your summary, an action plan for acquiring more skills to add to your qualifications in the future.
 
ENG 222 Week 5 Individual Assignment Final Project: Your Manual
 
Proofread and complete your manual that includes the following items:
Table of contents
Headers and footers that include page numbers, copyright information, and other necessary information
Headings
Appropriate font
Written instructions for accessing, navigating, and using the selected tool or procedure
Visual elements such as images and screenshots
Effective page layout, including use of white space, color, and proper font
Terminology definitions for any symbols or diagrams used
References to source material, if needed
Any other necessary information to help the user navigate the manual
Submit your manual to your instructor as a Microsoft® Word document.

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