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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 September 2

2. Technical Process Description, due in time for in-class activity September 7
    • Audience Analysis conducted in class on September 7
    • Audience Feedback to description conducted in class on September 21.
    Technical Process Description (revised) and Explanation or Instructions due in class September 28

3. Cover Letter & Résumé (R), due October 14
4. Personal Statement (R), due October 21
5. Persuasive Letter on Science Issue (R), due October 28
6. Web Headline, Article, Link & Tweet, due November 11
7. Research Report, Proposal & Bibliography: Organization & issue choices due Sept. 2; report due November 30