Students acquire and develop the requisite skills needed to write a technical report of 1000 to 1200 words, using a variety of sources, on a themed topic. Students hone these skills through a number of shorter writing exercises meant to emulate all aspects of a full report. They are introduced to basic research skills involving the Internet and the University’s databases and print collection. They are introduced to the APA style of documentation. They are taught about document design, evaluating sources, summarizing, outlining, note taking, drafting, revising and editing. Academic integrity in report writing is strongly emphasized. Their reading skills are further enhanced through exposure to a variety of graphical sources such as charts, graphs and diagrams. Students are taught oral presentation skills culminating in a PowerPoint presentation based on a topic of their choosing.
Texts: An Introduction to Report Writing (online Blackboard course)
|102 COURSE COMPONENTS - T202|
|Two in-class reading quizzes based on teacher-assigned themed readings, one reading quiz non theme (exam practice). The tasks may include reading strategies taught in Engl101 as well as previewing & predicting; inference; distinguishing fact from opinion, detecting bias, and understanding illustrations.|
|Composition: based on one/two themed source; focus on selective paraphrase and on writing skills taught in ENGL 101.|
Composition: based on multiple themed sources: texts and one or more figures/tables; focus on synthesis and paraphrase; APA documentation.
|MIDTERM EXAMINATION |
|||An APA-documented composition based on two or more unseen sources.|
|TERM REPORT |
|A 1000 to 1200-word report on a themed topic; teacher assigns general topic area; focused topic may also be assigned or students may choose it; 4 sources. |
Complete APA documentation (in-text citation and Reference page); Text supported by illustrations; The process (15%) is more heavily weighted than the final product (5%).
|||Individual presentation based on a part of the student’s own term report.|
|||Multiple-choice exam with two sections: |