Apr 01, 2023
ENGL 2005 - Technical Writing
This course applies the principles of writing in a technical/industrial/scientific context. Students concentrate on the vocabulary and technical aspects related to their specific fields of study or interest. The course stresses writing, research methods, documentation and oral communication.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Advanced Writing
Comments: This course satisfies the Com 2 requirement at UW.
ENGL 1010 English I with a C or better
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ENGL 2005 Technical Writing, the student will:
- Apply the principles of effective writing in technical contexts.
- Determine the purpose and focus of the reader’s needs and knowledge.
- Determine the language and level of technicality needed in a written document.
- Design formats.
- Construct technical documents using direct organizational techniques: definition, object description, process analysis, and persuasion.
- Compose unified and coherent technical documents.
- Employ graphic aids and statistical data in technical documents.
- Demonstrate a writing style appropriate for technical messages.
- Revise and edit technical messages into final documents demonstrating knowledge of grammar and mechanical skills.
- Conduct research and employ appropriate documentation skills.
- Employ good oral communication in class discussion and small group work.
- Demonstrate oral proficiency through a substantial oral presentation that uses a variety of techniques to engage an audience.
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