ENGL2125 Technical Writing

This course will enhance students` abilities to write effective technical reports. Emphasis will be on effective writing styles, audience analysis, ethics, intercultural issues, documentation of sources, designing visual aides, and practicing outlining techniques to create instructions and process reports. Students also will plan, organize, and complete a persuasive proposal.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Use the writing process to compose effective technical documents
Analyze the needs of specific audiences in specific writing situations
Differentiate among several different rhetorical strategies
Identify intercultural issues in technical writing
Select information appropriate for audience
Design technical documents appropriate for specific audiences and writing situations
Analyze sources for accuracy and relevance
Use secondary sources to persuade
Apply conventions of technical documents to original compositions
Analyze technical writing samples for effectiveness
Apply the conventions of Standard Edited American English to all written documents
Use technology competently when composing technical documents

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3

lab:

0

MnTC Goal Areas:

1