WRA 360 syllabus schedule modules miscellaneous

wra 360 • section 002 • fall 2016 • 317 Bessey

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss
email: devossda@msu.edu
office, phone: 276 Bessey Hall
office hours: by appointment

on this site

You will find the syllabus (below) and the presentation assignments and schedules (also below). These documents are also available on D2L (www.d2l.msu.edu). You will also find the course schedule on the site.

All of the modules for class are available here. We'll also build the miscellaneous area of the site during the semester with the links, examples, and materials you share in your document design presentations.


The syllabus includes the course overview, readings and class materials, participation expectations, attendance policy, schedule, and assignments.

syllabus in PDF: pdfs/WRA360_SYLLABUS.pdf

The full versions of the presentation assignments along with the specific schedules are available below.

document design presentation
200 points; due dates assigned in class
document design assignment and schedule: pdfs/WRA_360_doc_design_pres.pdf

Once during the semester, you will be responsible for bringing in at least one document that you want to share with the class. You may choose the examples you present from your document design collection. You can bring in either a “bad” example or a “good” example.

reading discussion
200 points; ongoing
reading notes: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7e52Bykc1SSOEcxYUZKZ2stYkk?usp=sharing
(you must be signed into Google with your MSUnet ID or you will not be able to access the folder)

Almost every day of class, we’ll start by discussing the day’s readings. We’ll do so by co-constructing a Google doc in which we’ll take notes, share examples, etc. You may choose to add your notes as you read, before class. You may choose to add your notes as we discuss the readings, during class. I will share questions and prompts for you to consider in order to participate (but you don’t necessarily have to respond to my prompts alone; you can contribute in whatever way you want).

The two goals of the reading notes are, first, for you to reflect on and respond to the readings we’re doing for class, and, second, to create a huge, ongoing repository of good ideas, illustrations, illuminations, and more—that we can all contribute to and draw from.

ethics and academic integrity

The work you submit must be produced originally for this class and cannot be used for another course in the same semester without my permission. You should also credit others’ contributions to your work. You should not claim, as your own, work (or writing) that is not your own (to do so is considered plagiarism). It is perfectly appropriate for you to borrow graphics, to quote passages, and to use ideas from others. However, when you do so, follow appropriate credit-giving or citation conventions. University information about academic honesty is included in the Spartan Life: Student Handbook and Resource Guide (see, especially, http://splife.studentlife.msu.edu/spartan-code-of-honor-academic-pledge).


To receive any accommodation for any disability, students must first register with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. The RCPD will request appropriate documentation and make a determination regarding the nature of the accommodation to which a students is entitled. The RCPD will then give the student a “visa” that specifies the kind of accommodation that may be provided. It is then the responsibility of the student seeking accommodation to present the visa to his/her instructor.

dànielle nicole devoss | devossda@msu.edu