October

10/26/2011 Tanya

Attendance: Rabia, Olu, Tanya, Tasha, Tom, Ahmad, Seth, Chanel, Amanda, Marc, TJ, Seth, Lei, Santosh, Thej, Mohammad, Viru

Professors: Dr. Black,  Dr. Umbach, Dr. Van Dover,  Dr. Williams

Management:

  • Lei presented information on writing efficient resumes.
  • Power point presentation and cover letter evaluation can be found under file manager and documents.
  • Complete assignment #2 by Tuesday November 1st.

Resources:

Purdue online Writing Lab:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/

Assignment #2: Writing Module

1. Revise and tailor your resume for the job announcement you found:

- Have your resume reviewed by at least one peer for content and grammar.

- Have your reviewer make comments and sign at the bottom of your resume.

- Post your resume on the wiki by Tuesday, Nov. 1.

2. Read excerpt from Ch. 10 of Scientific and Technical Communication: Theory, Practice, and Policy (Digital Edition), by James H. Collier and David M. Toomey before Wednesday, Nov. 2.

 

 

 

10/19/2011Tanya

Attendance: Rabia, Olu, Tanya, Tasha, Kavitha, Tom, Ahmad, Seth, Quincy, Chanel, Amanda, Marc, TJ, Sha'La', Seth, Lei, Viru

Professors: Dr. Black,  Dr. Umbach, Dr. Samantaray

Management:

  • Amanda presented information on writing a cover letter (exerpt from Purdue online writing lab).
  • Power point presentation and cover letter evaluation can be found under file manager and documents.
  • Complete assignment #1 by Tuesday October 25th, 2011.

Resources:

Purdue online Writing Lab:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/549/01/

Assignment #1: Writing Module

1. Search for and find a job listing that you are currently qualified for (as if you left school tomorrow to work there).

Print it out. Due Thursday, October 20

2. Write an excellent cover letter in response to your job listing based on what you have learned in this module. Due Monday, October 24

3. Have your cover letter reviewed by at least one peer for content and grammar. Have your reviewer make comments and sign at the bottom of your cover letter. Due Tuesday, October 25

4. Read “Resume Format”, “Types of Resumes”, “Letters of Reference”, and “Post-Interview Correspondence” from Ch. 10 of Scientific and Technical Communication: Theory, Practice, and Policy (Digital Edition), by James H. Collier and David M. Toomey.  Due Tuesday, October 25


10/12/2011 Tanya

Attendance: Rabia, Mohammad, Olu, Tanya, Tasha, Kavitha, Tom, Ahmad, Seth, Quincy, Chanel, Amanda, Thej, Marc, TJ, Sha'La, Seth, Lei,

Professors: Dr. Black,  Dr. J. Hall, Dr. Noginova, Dr. D. Samantaray, Dr. Samantaray

Management:

  • Module 2: Writing Module begins
  • Dr. Joseph Hall presented important points about how to write a Scientific Paper."
  • Reference Book: "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" by Dr. Robert Day.
  • Amanda showed excerpt from American Chemical Society webinar: Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants by Kristin Sainani http://acswebinars.org/sainani
  • Syllabus about this module will be available soon on the IGERT MNM website.
  • Complete Survey about Module 1 sent by Tasha via email ASAP.

 

 

10/5/2011 Tanya

Attendance: Rabia, Mohammad, Olu, Tanya, Tasha, Kavitha, Tom, Ahmad, Seth, Quincy, Chanel, Casey, Amanda, Thej, Marc, TJ, Sha'La, Seth, Lei,

Professors: Dr. Black, Dr. Umbach

Management:

  • Module 1: Ends
  • Discussed pros and cons; evaluation of how the module was executed
  • Online survey to be sent out by Tasha about Module 1 for evaluation purposes.

Resource: Copy write and Fair Use from Disney (provided by Tasha)

A Fair(y) Use Tale:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo

 


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