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ENG/221 Technical Writing Fundamentals


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Course Description

This course covers the fundamentals and best practices of using written communication in business and in the information technologies. Topics include strategies, techniques for producing emails, memos, reports, proposals, project specifications, and user manuals, as well as other technical documents.

Course Topics & Objectives

Week One: The Technical Writing Process

• Identify how writing methods are used in the corporate environment. • Discuss collaboration in the modern enterprise. • Identify collaborative technologies.

Week Two: Technical Writing in the Corporate Environment

• Identify intellectual property issues in the corporate environment. • Discuss the role that audience plays in technical writing. • Design a memo with appropriate formatting for the corporate environment.

Week Three: Writing Reports and Proposals

• Implement effective document design in technical...

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