2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

ENG 136 - Technical Writing


Description: Practical writing for the world of work, from business correspondence to technical reports.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the English skills assessment,  ENG 100  or COM 135 .

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Sentence, grammar, mechanics, and other writing skills
  2. Writing development: clarity, accuracy, depth, and precision
  3. Workplace writing skills: memorandums, business letters, reports, and proposals
  4. Outline, graphical images, and storyboards
  5. Written instructions: active verbs, specific details, and effective communication
  6. Technical project skills

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply practical writing skills for workplace proficiency. (1, 2) (WC 3)
  2. Create business and technical communication documents: memorandums, letters, reports, and proposals. (3)
  3. Develop written organizational strategies: outlines, storyboards, graphical images. (4) (WC 2)
  4. Write effective instructions to communicate with peers and clients. (5) (WC 2)
  5. Synthesize technical data for larger projects. (6) (WC 1)