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ENGL& 235 - Technical Writing

5 Credits
Students will plan, create, and user-test a range of projects while analyzing and reflecting upon the role of communication practices from the perspective of a technical writer. Students write individually and collaboratively, develop formatting strategies and skills, and practice multi-modal communication within a work setting.

Pre-requisite(s) ENGL& 101 min 2.0
Course Note Previously WRIT 143.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve Engineering and computer science students; professional/technical students who wish to develop skills in technical writing; general students interested in technical writing.
Active Date 2011-05-09

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
Varies by instructor

Student Learning Outcomes
Develop a sense of how purposes, audiences, situations, technologies, and methods affect writers’ and users’ perceptions of written documents.

Implement and demonstrate theories of document design (e.g. format, layout, graphics) in course projects.

Understand the recursive nature of writing process in terms of researching, drafting, reviewing/testing, editing, and revising.

Develop strategies for written and/or oral communication with peers, instructors, users, and/or clients that foster mutual respect and responsibility, including peer review and usability testing.

Implement and evaluate a range of research methods and information resources to develop and produce ethically responsible professional documents.

Create effective arguments in professional documents using discursive and visual information.

Demonstrate awareness of how various media genres and technologies affect and are affected by users and readers and, thus, are integral to the writing process.

Use and adapt various technologies, including MS Word, to produce attractive, persuasive, professional documents.

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