Technical Writing for Computer Engineers

 

WELCOME TO TECHNICAL WRITING FOR COMPUTER ENGINEERS.

 

What would you like to know?

  • Instructor: Gerald B. Moulds
    • Office hours: Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm (or by appointment)
    • Office Location: Engineering-2, Room 237A
    • e-mail: gmoulds@soe.ucsc.edu
  • Teaching Assistant: Janelle Yong
  • Teaching Assistant: Dennis Castro
  • Class meetings
    • Location: Engineering-2 Room #194
    • Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:45pm

 

  • Assignments:

 

Assignment

Rough Draft Due

Final Due

1. Resume and Cover Letter

Jan 8

Jan 13

2. LaTeX Tutorial

Jan 22

Jan 27

3. Grant Proposal

 Feb 5

Feb 10

4. Project Proposal

 

Feb 12

5. Background Chapter

Feb 19

Feb 24

6. Document Specification

 

Feb 26

7. Poster Project

 

Mar 3 and 5

8. Final Project

 Mar 10

Mar 17

9.Oral Presentations

 

Throughout Quarter

 Submitting papers:

    • All assignments must be submitted on paper.
  • Electronic submission will not be allowed except through special arrangements.
  • All papers must be peer edited before they are submitted.
    • Papers should be signed "Peer edited by [insert name]"
    • Any paper not peer edited will be returned ungraded.
  • Late papers are subject to a reduction in grade.
    • Grade reduction applies to rewrites, affecting the maximum possible grade for the assignment.
  • Portfolios: At the end of the quarter, you will hand in a portfolio of all your work for the quarter, including rough drafts and any rewrites.

 Grades:

Grades will be mostly (~80%) based on the total portfolio of work you turn in at the end of the class.  This consists of five major writing projects (including your final project).  Failure to turn in a major writing project will most likely result in a failing grade.  To a lesser degree (~20%) your grade will be based on your oral presentation, poster project, various minor writing assignments, and your participation in class discussions.

  • Collaboration is good, and plagiarism is bad. Read more about it here.

 

POSTERS:

On March 3 and 5 meet at the Jack Baskin Lounge in Baskin Engineering, otherwise known as the Whiteboards room.

 

Poster Information:

  • You can get your poster printed for 33.00-83.00 (see below) at BELS if it meets the standard size of 48"x36"
    • The cost of your poster depends on how early you submit it.  Cost is 33.00 if submitted 5 business days before pickup and 83.00 for one-day turnaround, and a sliding scale in-between.   See the BELS page for details, and plan accordingly.
    • BELS has suggestions and requirements for making a good poster.  Go to their pages on poster printing and poster guidelines.
    • BELS also lists some excellent poster resources at Cornell and Swarthmore.

 

Poster Dates:

March 3:

  • Kyle Cordes
  • Matthew Deyell
  • Michael Garcia
  • James Giovacchini
  • Bruce Gordon
  • Hung Huynh
  • Nikhil Jain
  • Luis Langarica
  • Edmond Lee
  • Gary Lee
  • Ariah Mackie
  • Andre Nguyen Van Qui
  • Tyler Ortega
  • Sajan Patel
  • Rolando Perez
  • Sergy Pretetsky
  • Janani Ravikrishnan
  • Andrew Ringer
  • Farman Robinson
  • Arjun Sandhu
  • Dominick Tran
  • Cody Wong
  • Andrew Wu


March 5:

  • Gary Barrett
  • Derek Brekke
  • Amogh Changavi
  • Conrad Christensen
  • Prachi Dhavalikar
  • Noam Harel
  • Jesse Harkin
  • Travis Johnson
  • John Kolar
  • Daniel Lavell
  • Dustin Le
  • Aaron Lee
  • Eric Litvinsky
  • Jairo Navarro Gonzalez
  • Shadie Nimri
  • Kendal Prokopakis
  • Aaron Ramirez
  • Kavya Rammohan
  • Gabriela Sanchez
  • Christina Sio
  • Christopher Tatosian
  • Bolton Titus
  • Blanca Villa
  • Matthew Zarzuela

 

 

Oral Presentation Dates:

  • Jan 8
    • Gary Lee
  • Jan 13
    • Cody Wong
    • Noam Harel
  • Jan 15
    • Janani Ravikrishnan
    • Christina Sio
  • Jan 20
    • Erik Litvinsky
    • Aaron Lee
    • Prachi Dhavalikar
  • Jan 22
    • Gabriela Sanchez
    • Kendal Prokopakis
    • Shadie Nimri
  • Jan 27
  • Jan 29
    • Edmond Lee
    • Matthew Deyell
    • Andrew Wu
  • Feb 3
  • Feb 5
    • Aaron Ramirez
  • Feb 10
    • Tyler Ortega
    • Gary Barrett
    • Arjun Sandhu
  • Feb 12
    • Dustin Le
    • John Kolar
  • Feb 17
    • Luis Langarica
    • Nikhil Jail
    • Kyle Cordes
  • Feb 19
    • Travis Johnson
    • Daniel Lavell
    • Conrad Christensen
    • Bolton Titus
    • Bruce Gordon
  • Feb 24
    • Jairo Navarro
    • Ariah Mackie
    • Kavya Rammohan
    • Matthew Zarzuela
    • Amogh Changavi
  • Feb 26
    • Sajan Patel
    • Hung Huynh
    • Blanca Villa
  • Mar 10
    • Sergy Pretesky
    • Michael Garcia
    • Dominick Tran
    • Jesse Harkin
    • Andre Nguyen
  • Mar 12
    • Rolando Perez
    • Chris Tatosian

 

Instructors and Assistants