Assignments

All assignments should be turned in on Blackboard. For team tasks, one person from each team can be assigned to turn in the assignment for the group. For those that like checklists, feel free to keep track of your progress using the 383 Assignment Checklist for Students.



Lesson 1: Foundations in Professional Communication

W1: Jan 13-17 / W2: Jan 20-24 / W3: Jan 27-31

CategoryAssignmentPointsDeadline
ReadingCh1: Getting Organized for Writing

Ch2: Becoming a Persuasive Writer
24Mon, Feb 3
Micro ProjectResearch, Style, & Attribution Suite25Mon, Feb 3
Online PortfolioPhase 1: Personal Brand, Planning, and Site Structure20Mon, Feb 3
PodcastResearch, Orientation & Intro to Anchor15Mon, Feb 3
CCE Project*Orientation, Research, & Preparation 20Mon, Feb 3

Lesson 2: Newsmakers & Media Relations

W4: Feb 3-7 / W5: Feb 10-14 / W6: Feb 17-21

CategoryAssignmentPointsDeadline
ReadingCh3: Finding and Making News

Ch4: Working with Journalists and Bloggers
24Mon, Feb 24
Micro ProjectNewsworthy Creations Suite25Mon, Feb 24
Online PortfolioPhase 2: Preliminary Setup and Content20Mon, Feb 24
PodcastEpisode #1 – “For the Love of Influencers”15Mon, Feb 24
CCE Project*L2 tasks20Mon, Feb 24

Lesson 3: Writing for Earned, Owned, & Shared Mediums

W7: Feb 24-28 / W8: Mar 2-6 / W9: Mar 9-13

CategoryAssignmentPointsDeadline
ReadingCh5: Writing the News Release

Ch6: Preparing Fact Sheets, Advisories, Media Kits, and Pitches
24Mon, Mar 23
Micro ProjectEarned, Owned, Shared Writing Suite25Mon, Mar 23
Online PortfolioPhase 3: Showcasing Your Best Work and Providing Context20Mon, Mar 23
PodcastEpisode #2 – “Triggered”15Mon, Mar 23
CCE Project*L3 tasks20Mon, Mar 23

Spring Break Mar 16-20

Lesson 4: Digital Communications

W10: Mar 23-27 / W11: Mar 30 – Apr 3 / W12: Apr 6-10

CategoryAssignmentPointsDeadline
ReadingCh10: Websites, Blogs, and Podcasts

Ch11: Social Media & Mobile Apps
24Mon, Apr 13
Micro ProjectDigital Communications Creative Suite25Mon, Apr 13
Online PortfolioPhase 4: Resume, LinkedIn, and Your Digital Footprint20Mon, Apr 13
PodcastEpisode #3 – “Social Media Minute”20Mon, Apr 13
CCE Project*L4 tasks20Mon, Apr 13

Lesson 5: The Professional Communicator

W13: Apr 13-17 / W14: Apr 20-24 / Dead Week: Apr 27-May 1

CategoryAssignmentPointsDeadline
ReadingCh13: Writing Email, Memos, and Proposals

Ch14: Giving Speeches & Presentations
24Mon, May 4
Micro ProjectProfessional Communicator Suite25Mon, May 4
Online PortfolioPhase 5: Site Testing, Quality Assurance, and Celebrating Success20Mon, May 4
PodcastEpisode #4 – “Random Chatter”15Mon, May 4
CCE ProjectCCE Project Wrap-Ups – final reports and close-outs40Mon, May 4

*Note: Actual CCE project deadlines may vary according to client needs and priorities. CCE tasks may also include meet-ups, reports, or presentations to partners as needed.

First half of 383 midterm grades are due Mar 4: 208 pts

Total points for 383: 540 points

Grading in 383