Jenna Pack Sheffield, Ph.D.
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Associate Professor of English (2020)
Assistant Professor of English
University of New Haven
(August 2015 - July 2020)
1. Business Writing (3 sections)
In this course, students learn to develop their writing skills and employ effective rhetorical strategies to communicate appropriately in the workplace. They engage in a variety of individual and collaborative projects including employment documents, proposals, reports, brochures, newsletters, memos, emails, and letters. They also get the opportunity to participate in Academic Service Learning by competing with a team to create marketing documents for a local non-profit.
2. Technical Writing (2 sections)
In this course, students learn to compose a range of technical communication texts, including a set of instructions, Quick Reference Guide, proposal, recommendation report, and website.
3. Writing for Digital Environments (1 section)
Students explore--through theory and practice--how to communicate effectively and rhetorically through digital media. We examine how the concepts of collaboration, convergence, community, design, and usability affect our writing practices in online environments.
Graduate Associate Teacher
University of Arizona
(August 2010 - May 2015)
1. Textual Analysis (2 sections)
This course emphasizes close reading and written analysis of a wide range of compositions, such as short stories, poems, novels, commercials, websites, and film.
2. Rhetorical Analysis and Argumentation (6 sections)
Building on the close reading, focused research, and reflective writing done in English 101, English 102 emphasizes the skills of rhetorical analysis, research, persuasion, reflection, and revision. It is designed to help students learn to write for varied audiences and situations in multiple modes, find and evaluate sources, and make critically aware decisions about how best to achieve their purposes at the university and beyond.
3. Business Writing (6 sections)
Business writing is a junior- and senior-level course that gives students the opportunity to develop their use of rhetorical strategies and communications technologies appropriate to workplaces. With an emphasis on written communication, students engage in projects that require them to analyze and respond to a variety of professional situations. Students plan and create a range of projects including employment documents, proposals, reports, brochures, newsletters, memos, letters, and online web portfolios.
4. Reading and Writing About Medicine (2 sections)
This course is a college-credit course designed for high school students who are a part of the University of Arizona's summer Med-Start program. This course uses readings and films about health and medicine, teaching students rhetorical analysis and research skills.
Writing Adjunct Instructor
Pima Community College
(August 2012 - May 2014)
1. Developmental Writing with studio component (4 sections)
This course is a 5-credit course that includes a studio component. It is intended to move students who have assessed below the first course of Pima's two-semester FYC sequence (WRT 101) into the second course (WRT 102) because students have additional time to work with instructors in studio. This course focuses on critical thinking, rhetorical analysis, and research skills.