Technical Writing

ENG 202: Technical Communication
Fall 2017

Course description

This course introduces students to the rhetorical practices of technical communication as they are employed generally across a range of scientific and technical fields and professions including technical reporting, online documentation, and visual and oral presentations. Course Prerequisites: ENG 101: Writing 1, ENG 105: Writing and Rhetoric, or credit for the Communication Literary 1 requirement. (3 credits)

Learning outcomes

Having completed ENG 202, students will be able to:

  1. Compose in academic, professional, and/or workplace genres related to a field of study.
  2. Apply writing processes common to that field.
  3. Compose and deliver a professional presentation.
  4. Describe the conventions of genres within a field.
  5. Make effective disciplinary and professional arguments.

Required materials

  • slide:ology: the art and science of creating great presentations Nancy Duarte
  • team writing: a guide to working in groups Johanna Wolfe
  • online materials at https://www.pinterest.com/digitaldigs/prof-tech-writing-class/

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