Online Course in Technical Writing

Subject: Online Course in Technical Writing
From: Jennifer Jordan-Henley <JORDAN_JJ -at- A1 -dot- RSCC -dot- CC -dot- TN -dot- US>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 09:19:21 -0400

We apologize for any cross-postings . . .

Want to take an *entirely* online course in technical writing from an
accredited college? This spring, Roane State Community College will
once again hold undergraduate technical writing over e-mail and the
World Wide Web.

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TAKING AN ONLINE COURSE MEANS THAT YOU:

Do not have to appear in class at a particular time, day, or location.
You can meet the objectives of the course from your home computer or a
lab computer, in between your other classes, or even on Saturday night
or Sunday morning. You can work around your work schedule or family
responsibilities. You don't have to worry about whether this course
conflicts with another course you're taking. It doesn't.

Can gain marketable Internet skills at the same time you polish
written and online communication skills crucial to employment success.

Can live anywhere there is Internet access and still take the course.
The instructor has worked with students as far away as Canada and
Japan--quite a distance from her college location in Tennessee.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO AND TO KNOW:

* Before registering, read the syllabus for this class, located
at the following World Wide Web address:

http://fur.rscc.cc.tn.us/TechWrit/techhome.html

* Students need an active e-mail account and a thorough
understanding of how to use e-mail and the World Wide Web.

* Composition I, or its equivilent, is a prerequisite. If it's
been a while since you've been in school, or English is your
second language, contact the instructor after reading
the syllabus for the course.

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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

Individuals who want to improve their writing skills, who want to
change careers, or who want to take a useful, fun, and informative
class over the Internet. Individual attention is emphasized. This
course is not for a mass audience!

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WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR?:

The instructor for this course, Assistant Professor Jennifer
Jordan-Henley, has used online technology as a supplement in her
classes for two years before teaching entirely online in the fall of
1996. She is the creator of the RSCC Online Writing Lab and co-creator
of the Cyberspace Writing Center Consultation Project. Both projects
have received state and national recognition. They may be viewed
through the Web address above.

**Check out this Web site and sign up now! ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!**


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