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In the Technical Writing Course, students will learn how to prepare documents that communicate technical or specialized topics in a relevant, useful, and accurate manner to one or more targeted audiences, simplifying the complex as needed, to enable the organization to explain internal procedures, design and produce products, implement processes, sell products and services to other businesses, or define policies. The class provides an introduction to the principles of audience analysis, research and documentation, drafting and revision processes, and readability of written texts.
Module One: Preparation
Establish your purpose
Identify your audience or readers
Consider the context
Determine your scope of coverage
Select the medium
Module Two: Research
Brainstorm to determine what you already
Take notes (note-taking)
Interview for information
Create and use questionnaires
Module Three: Organization
Choose the best methods of development
Outline your notes and ideas
Develop and integrate visuals
Consider layout and design
Check for ethics in writing
Check for appropriate word choice
abstract / concrete words
affectation, jargon, and plain language
connotation / denotation
Eliminate problems with grammar
Module Four: Writing a Draft
Select an appropriate point of view
Adopt an appropriate style and tone
Use effective sentence construction
Construct effective paragraphs
Use quotations and paraphrasing
Write an introduction
Write a conclusion
Choose a title
Module Five: Revision
Check for unity and coherence
Check for sentence variety
Check for clarity
Review mechanics and punctuation