COMM 1661 – Technical Writing I
(3 credits – TG) 2 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
Examination of the principles and techniques of technical writing. Through analysis of selected technical prose and directed practice in writing, students will develop competence in the presentation of technical information for a variety of audiences. Technical writing includes a wide range of purposes and forms. This course covers, but is not limited to the principles of analysis, process, definition; progress, recommendation, and research reports; proposals and memoranda; transitions, and the mechanics of clear and precise statements. Additional topics will include forms and styles of technical description, procedures, business plans, policies and an introduction to the integration of text and graphics.