ENGL 5106/Fall 2023/Schedule

From Gerald R. Lucas

This schedule represents the ideal outline for our study this semester. Yet, like all best-laid plans, we may not be able to keep up with our agenda. Please be flexible and try to look and read ahead whenever possible.

We will do our best to stick by this schedule, but I will inform you verbally, via an email, and/or a literal change to the schedule below whenever there is a deviation. Getting these updates is solely your responsibility. Therefore, this schedule is tentative and subject to change contingent upon the needs of the students and the professor, and dictated by time and other constraints which may affect the course. For face-to-face classes, this schedule reflects only an overview of the assigned reading and other major course assignments. It may not indicate specific class session assignments or activities. Specific in-class assignments may not be reflected on the schedule.


Directions: For each lesson, follow the links and the assignments. Each week will have a lesson on writing and wiki training for your collaborative wiki project. Be sure you complete both before the due dates.[1]

 note: Some of the readings include exercises; only complete the exercises if they are explicitly assigned.

Week Date Assignments
1 Oct 4–10

Course Orientation

 note: It is imperative that you have this orientation by the end of the first week of class. Failure to do so will have you reported as a no-show, and the Registrar will remove you from the roll.

Intro to Technical Writing, Web Literacy & Wikipedia

Read my feedback for this lesson.

2 Oct 11–17

Digital Literacy and Skills

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3 Oct 18–24

Digital Writing Style

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4 Oct 25–31


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5 Nov 01–07

Design and Users

6 Nov 08–14


7 Nov 15–28

Reflection and Revision

8 Dec 1

Wrap Up

 note: Read my final announcement.


  1. A note on due dates: Please communicate with me if you need additional time on assignments. Your success in the course depends on completing every assignment; opting not to finish all work is a losing strategy. If you have difficulties, please reach out to me.
  2. You may also want to or need to create a Wikipedia account, though that is not a requirement of this course. All evaluated work, including your collaborative wiki project, will be completed on LitWiki.
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