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March 12th, 2019
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- 2-3 pages
- Single spaced (double space between paragraphs)
- Block formatting (paragraphs right justified/not indented)
- Body Text
- 12-point serif typeface (stroke lines on the ends of characters)
- Times New Roman
- Section Headers
- 12 or 14 point, bolded, san-serif typeface (no strokes at the end of characters)
- Century Gothic
Reason for report: why writing it
Reason for reflection (match skills to project tasks)
Forecasting statement (brief outline of content of report)
Purpose statement (outcome of report: reflection of skills learned and not learned)
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See task #2 below
See task number 3 in Canvas assignment prompt
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See task # 4 below
- Start the report with standard introduction (set the context or remind the reader why you are writing the report, provide a very brief outline of the content of the report, and state the main purpose or outcome of the report).
- After the introduction describe the background for the project as you understood it. Here are some questions to think about as you generate content: What was the community need being addressed? Is the need important? Why has iFixit partnered with Universities? How do students, instructors, and iFixit benefit from the project? What are the costs to students, instructors, and iFixit of participation in the project? Did the project effectively address the community need? Why or why not? Was the project suitable for an introductory technical communication course? Why or why not?
- In the third main section of the report, you will expand on how the project did or did not enhance your learning of each of the objectives listed above. Start the section with an overview of what will be discussed and the main idea of this section.
- Defining organizational communication need—What organization was served by this project? Who were the stakeholders affected by the project and its outcomes? What would you define as the organizational communication need? Was the need adequately addressed? Why or why not. Was the community partner (or client) responsive? Was the feedback they offered useful? How did you benefit from working with them? How did they benefit from working with your team?
- Analyzing Audience—Who was the primary audience for the project? Describe this audience and explain how the defining characteristics of the audience affected the implementation of the project and its outcomes. Who were your secondary audiences for the project? How did they affect your communication choices for the project?
- Designing and communicating technical information—what did you learn about designing and writing professional correspondence, reports, and instructions? What were some of the challenges you faced? How would you use what you learned for future activities such as those in courses or for employment?
- Testing information—What did you learn about the usability of information? Summarize the results of your usability tests. How did your participant evaluate the instructions? What changes did you need to make to the instructions? If you could do the project over again, what would you do differently?
- Collaborating with others—When creating the plan for the project, how well did you predict the tasks that needed to be completed, the timeline, workload distribution, and the final outcome? Did the project plan help keep team members on task? Describe your contributions to the project. What were some of the challenges you encountered working in a team? What did you learn about team work? If you could advise other students about how to work effectively in a team, what would you tell them?
- In the final section of the report, describe the strengths and weaknesses of the project in terms of service learning and in terms of the objectives discussed above. Make recommendations for the future implementation of the project, being sure to offer reasons for the recommendations that link back into your previous discussion.