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Instructions for the major assignments

Assignments are due in Canvas on the dates noted in the syllabus, all at 11:59 p.m. unless otherwise instructed. Late work is penalized 10% per day. You are responsible for assuring that your submission has been correctly uploaded. Optional rewrites are available for assignments 1, 3, 4 and 5 and are strongly advised. The rewrites are due one week after the corrected versions are returned to you. The document files should be titled yourlastname, followed by the number of the assignment as listed below; for example, perry1. Add an R to the document title for the rewrite; for example, perry1R. Late submissions for rewrites will not be accepted. You are responsible for checking Canvas for returned assignments.


1. Letter of Introduction (R) due Jan. 21
2. Technical Process Description due in time for in-class activity February 7
    Technical Process Description (revised) and Explanation or Instructions in class Feb. 16
    • Audience Analysis in class on January 22
3. Cover Letter & Résumé(R) due March 2
4. Personal Statement (R) due March 18
5. Persuasive Letter on Science Issue (R) due March 25
6. Web Headline, Article, Link & Tweet due April 8
7. Research Report, Proposal & Bibliography   Organization & issue choices due Jan. 21; report due April 22