Scott A. Sheets

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Spring 2018

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing.

Technical Writing prepares you to write in your profession. In a professional setting, your writing provides readers with information they need. Unlike most academic writing, in which students demonstrate their learning to a professor who already knows the subject, in technical communication the writer is the expert, and the readers are the learners. In professional life, you may be writing for supervisors, colleagues, or customers. You might be explaining a problem, a product, an experiment, or a project. You could be writing proposals, studies, or reports. You may be writing a request or applying for a job or promotion. This course teaches you to adapt your writing to different audiences, purposes, and formats.

Required Materials:

1. Handbook of Technical Writing 10th /11th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
2. Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Baugh
3. The ability to print material over the course of the semester
4. The ability to access / use CourseWeb and your Pitt email account.

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Fall 2017

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
-Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Sue Baugh

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Scott A. Sheets, Composition 1, Fall 2017

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

o Patterns for College Writing, Kirszner and Mandell, ISBN: 978-1-319-08806-6

o The Writers FAQs, 6th Edition, by Harris and Kunka, ISBN: 978-0-13-413305-8 (or) 0-13-413305-6 o The ability to print about 25 pages over the course of the semester

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Spring 2017

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing.

Technical Writing prepares you to write in your profession. In a professional setting, your writing provides readers with information they need. Unlike most academic writing, in which students demonstrate their learning to a professor who already knows the subject, in technical communication the writer is the expert, and the readers are the learners. In professional life, you may be writing for supervisors, colleagues, or customers. You might be explaining a problem, a product, an experiment, or a project. You could be writing proposals, studies, or reports. You may be writing a request or applying for a job or promotion. This course teaches you to adapt your writing to different audiences, purposes, and formats.

Required Materials:

1. Handbook of Technical Writing 10th /11th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
2. Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Baugh
3. The ability to print material over the course of the semester
4. The ability to access / use CourseWeb and your Pitt email account.

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Summer 2017

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing.

Technical Writing prepares you to write in your profession. In a professional setting, your writing provides readers with information they need. Unlike most academic writing, in which students demonstrate their learning to a professor who already knows the subject, in technical communication the writer is the expert, and the readers are the learners. In professional life, you may be writing for supervisors, colleagues, or customers. You might be explaining a problem, a product, an experiment, or a project. You could be writing proposals, studies, or reports. You may be writing a request or applying for a job or promotion. This course teaches you to adapt your writing to different audiences, purposes, and formats.

Required Texts:

1. Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
2. Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Baugh
3. The ability to print material over the course of the semester
4. The ability to access / use CourseWeb and your Pitt email account.

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Fall 2016

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing.

Technical Writing prepares you to write in your profession. In a professional setting, your writing provides readers with information they need. Unlike most academic writing, in which students demonstrate their learning to a professor who already knows the subject, in technical communication the writer is the expert, and the readers are the learners. In professional life, you may be writing for supervisors, colleagues, or customers. You might be explaining a problem, a product, an experiment, or a project. You could be writing proposals, studies, or reports. You may be writing a request or applying for a job or promotion. This course teaches you to adapt your writing to different audiences, purposes, and formats.

Required Materials:

1. Handbook of Technical Writing 10th /11th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
2. Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Baugh
3. The ability to print material over the course of the semester
4. The ability to access / use CourseWeb and your Pitt email account.

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Composition 1, Fall 2016

Course Description:

In this semester long course, students refine their ability to express themselves with clarity and coherence in various genres of writing; they learn the value of using the writing processes to generate, develop, share, revise, proofread, and edit major writing projects and demonstrate that they can produce essays that show structure, integrate evidence and organize significant content, demonstrate purpose, and reveal an awareness of audience. Required of all freshmen.

Required Materials:

1. The Longman Reader, 11th Ed. by Nadell and Langan, ISBN: 978-0-13-386295- 5 (or) 0-13-386295-0
2. The Writer’s FAQs, 6th Edition, by Harris and Kunka, ISBN: 978-0- 13-413305- 8 (or) 0-13-413305-6
3. The ability to print about 70 pages over the course of the semester

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Summer 2016

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
-Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Sue Baugh

Syllabus: 
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Scott A. Sheets, Technical Writing, Spring 2016

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Handbook of Technical Writing 10th edition by Gerald Alred, Charles Brusaw, & Walter Oliu
-Handbook for Writing Proposals 2nd edition by Robert J. Hamper & L. Sue Baugh

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Composition 2, Spring 2016

Course Description

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

-Technology: A Reader for Writers – Johanna Rodgers, ed.
-Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
-Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker 7th or 8th edition

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