Technical Writing

(TECH-WRT.AB1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-314-1
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The Technical Writing course is designed to equip students with the essential skills for crafting clear, concise, and well-structured technical documents. Through interactive lessons and real-world case studies, learners will explore the fundamentals of technical writing, including audience analysis, organization, and visual design. They will develop the ability to convey complex information in a way that is accessible and meaningful to the reader, whether it's in the form of reports, manuals, proposals, or other technical content.

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Lessons

17+ Lessons | 78+ Exercises | 198+ Quizzes | 135+ Flashcards | 135+ Glossary of terms

1

Technical Writing on the Job

  • Writing in Organizations
  • Writing as a Process
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 1-1 Commentary
  • Exercises
2

Collaboration and Ethics

  • Writing with Others
  • Writing Ethically
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 2-1: Commentary
  • Exercises
3

Audience

  • Analyzing Readers
  • Finding Out About Readers
  • Testing Reader-Oriented Documents
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 3-1: Commentary
  • Exercises
4

Organization

  • Sorting Information
  • Constructing Outlines
  • Developing Effective Paragraphs
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 4-5: Commentary
  • Exercises
5

Revision and Style

  • Creating a Final Draft
  • Making Global Revisions
  • Making Fine-Tuning Revisions
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 5-1: Commentary
  • Exercises
6

Document Design

  • Understanding Design Features
  • Creating Graphic Aids
  • Using Format Elements
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 6-23: Commentary
  • Exercises
7

Writing for the Web

  • Planning a Web Site
  • Organizing Web Pages
  • Writing Effectively
  • Designing Elements for Special Groups
  • Evaluating Your Web Site
  • Lesson Summary
  • Model 7-1: Commentary
  • Exercises
8

Definition

  • Understanding Definitions
  • Writing Informal Definitions
  • Writing Formal Sentence Definitions
  • Writing Expanded Definitions
  • Placing Definitions in Documents
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 8-1: Commentary
  • Exercises
9

Description

  • Understanding Description
  • Planning Descriptions
  • Writing Descriptions
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 9-2: Commentary
  • Exercises
10

Instructions, Procedures, and Process Explanations

  • Understanding Instructions, Procedures, and Process Explanations
  • Writing Instructions
  • Writing Procedures
  • Writing Process Explanations
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 10-7: Commentary
  • MODEL 10-8: Commentary
  • MODEL 10-9: Commentary
  • Exercises
11

Formal Report Elements

  • Selecting Formal Report Elements
  • Writing Front Matter
  • Writing Back Matter
  • Documenting Sources
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 11-1: Commentary
  • MODEL 11-2: Commentary
  • Exercises
12

Short and Long Reports

  • Understanding Reports
  • Developing Short Reports
  • Developing Long Reports
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 12-3: Commentary
  • MODEL 12-4: Commentary
  • MODEL 12-5: Commentary
  • Exercises
13

Types of Reports

  • Understanding Conventional Report Types
  • Writing a Feasibility Study
  • Writing an Incident Report
  • Writing an Investigative Report
  • Writing a Progress Report
  • Writing a Trip Report
  • Writing a Proposal
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 13-1: Commentary
  • MODEL 13-2: Commentary
  • MODEL 13-3: Commentary
  • MODEL 13-4: Commentary
  • MODEL 13-5: Commentary
  • MODEL 13-6: Commentary
  • Exercises
14

Letters, Memos, and Email

  • Understanding Letters, Memos, and Email
  • Developing Effective Tone
  • Organizing Letters, Memos, and Email
  • Writing Memos
  • Selecting Letter Format
  • Selecting Memo Format
  • Selecting Email Format
  • Using the Fax
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 14-6: Commentary
  • MODEL 14-7: Commentary
  • Exercises
15

Career Communication and Workplace Strategies

  • Looking for a Job
  • Writing Résumés
  • Writing Job-Application Letters
  • Writing Other Job-Related Letters
  • Understanding Workplace Culture
  • Lesson Summary
  • MODEL 15-1 through 15-7 Commentary
  • Exercises
16

Oral Presentations

  • Understanding Oral Presentations
  • Organizing Oral Presentations
  • Preparing for Oral Presentations
  • Delivering Oral Presentations
  • Using Visual Aids
  • Preparing Minutes of Meetings
  • Joining a Team Presentation
  • Facing International Audiences
  • Lesson Summary
  • Exercises
17

Guidelines for Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics

  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Mechanics

Technical Writing on the Job

  • Understanding the Purpose of Document Types

Collaboration and Ethics

  • Writing and Collaborating with Others

Audience

  • Analyzing Readers

Organization

  • Understanding Outlines

Revision and Style

  • Understanding Wordiness

Document Design

  • Understanding Format Elements

Writing for the Web

  • Understanding Principles for Designing Home Pages

Definition

  • Understanding Strategies for Enlarging the Definition

Instructions, Procedures, and Process Explanations

  • Understanding Distinct Strategies for Explaining the Stages or Steps

Formal Report Elements

  • Understanding Front Matter Elements

Short and Long Reports

  • Analyzing the Reports

Types of Reports

  • Writing a Proposal

Letters, Memos, and Email

  • Understanding Email

Career Communication and Workplace Strategies

  • Understanding Career Communication and Workplace Strategies

Guidelines for Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics

  • Understanding Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics

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