English

INSTRUCTOR: Jason Darling; darling@r10tech.org

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to mix English standards (as outlined by the Maine Learning Results) with professionally relevant reading and writing.  The primary focus is technical writing.  Students will develop the ability to recognize and understand audience in the various modes of professional writing, and know how to match style and voice to those particular audiences.  Students will also develop research techniques and synthesize and present data and findings.

PROGRAM STATEMENT

A student attending Technical English who puts in a reasonable effort and maintains acceptable attendance will understand the various forms of professional writing and the requirements of each mode.  Research techniques, synthesizing and presenting information, and reading comprehension will also be a focus in the classroom.

CURRICULUM CONTENT                       

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

- Cover Letter / Letter of Introduction
- Resume construction
- Informational writing (accident reports, evals, etc.)
- Letters of reference
- Persuasive writing
- On-Demand writing

CAREER EXPLORATION

- Research techniques
- Comparing/evaluating career trends
- Identifying career pathways/local resources 
      
ACCUPLACER PREPARATION 

- Direct instruction in test-taking strategies
- Direct instruction in Reading 
  Comprehension / Sentence Skills

- Practice exams

SYNTHESIZING / PRESENTING INFORMATION

- Mini Research Projects with a 
  Presentation/Voice Thread Component

CAREER SPEAKING / LISTENING

- Mock Job Interviews
- Self-representation and non-verbal
  communication

- On Demand writing from verbal
   accounts (accident report)

- Active Listening techniques
 

FINANCIAL LITERACY

- Financial vocabulary 
 

SENIOR RESEARCH ESSAY

- Research Techniques 
- MLA citation format

 

INTEGRATED ACADEMIC CREDIT

***Freeport, Brunswick, & Mt. Ararat offer 1 credit English credit

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