Course Summary
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6 weeks (24 hours a week of inside and outside class time)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 technical writing


The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of core concepts in Technical Writing and is equivalent to a lower-level college course in technical writing. Emphasis is placed on theory and practice of technical writing; purpose of technical documents; technical writing process; and document design.

Learning Outcomes:

  • state the importance and purpose of technical writing
  • identify an appropriate audience for particular technical writing pieces
  • recognize reliable sources
  • judge pieces of technical writing for style
  • compare and contrast different informational pieces of technical writing
  • explain the writing process
  • author a piece of technical writing; design and format a technical writing piece

General Course Topics:

  • Theory and practice of technical writing
  • Purpose of technical documents: informing
  • Purpose of technical documents: persuading and making recommendations
  • Technical writing process
  • Document design
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Discussion Boards

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

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