LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Technical Communication.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
The e-book presents an online version of the complete textbook.
Students can master the material covered in the first ten chapters of the text as well as key grammar skills with LearningCurve, a fun adaptive quizzing program that meets students where they are and gives them the extra support they need when they need it.
Document-based cases (one for each chapter) are presented online, where students can familiarize themselves with each scenario, download and work with related documents, and access assignment questions in a single space.
Document Analysis Activities from the book present real-word sample documents along with questions that prompt students to analyze the document based on what they’ve just read.
Document Analysis Activities
Multimedia Document Analysis Activities let students analyze videos, interactive graphics, and other sample documents that harness digital technologies in exciting ways.
Multimedia Document Analysis Activities
Students can download and work with a variety of helpful forms discussed throughout the text, such as an Audience Profile Sheet, forms for group projects, and an Oral Presentation Evaluation Form.
- Document-Based Cases for Technical Communication, Second Edition, by Roger Munger, features seven realistic scenarios, each with multiple assignments in which students can practice workplace writing skills.
- Team Writing, by Joanna Wolfe, focuses on the role of written communication in teamwork. Built around five short videos of real team interactions, Team Writing teaches students how to use written documentation to manage a team and provides models for working on large collaborative documents.