Your task for this assignment is to write a set of instructions for locating an office, classroom, lab, or other location here at IVCC. You will complete this assignment as a group of 3-4 students. Youíll complete part of the assignment in class, part of it out of class.
Assuming a layperson reader (a new student at IVCC), write a set of instructions for reaching one of the locations below from the temporary main entrance of IVCC's main campus building. Your group will be assigned one of these locations.
Your instructions should contain the following:
|1. Informative title||4. Appropriate notes, cautions, warnings, and dangers|
|2. Brief introduction||5. Brief conclusion|
|3. Numbered steps|
Your group will have class time to work on the instructions. This group workshop day is noted in the course syllabus. If you miss this day, itís basically impossible to contribute your fair share to the group project. In the case of an unexpected emergency that prevents you from coming to class that day, contact me as soon as possible.
After writing your instructions, you will give them to another group of students to test, using the Usability Testing Form linked from our course page. In turn, you will be testing the usability of another groupís instructions. The usability testing date is noted in the course syllabus. Missing this day means that you wonít earn any points for this part of the assignment. If your group chooses, you may incorporate the feedback from the other group in a rewrite of your instructions.
Your groupís instructions will be graded on the criteria outlined on the Usability Testing Form, as well as correctness (grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, spelling). You will earn points as follows:
|Participation in Usability Testing||20 points|
|Attached Usability Form from Other Group||10 points|
Typically, all group members will receive the same grade. However, if a group member was absent on the instructions workday, didnít participate in the usability testing, or in some other way didnít contribute his or her fair share of the work on the instructions, that studentís grade will be penalized (see notes above).
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