GISW ENGLISH 3186 Studies in Technical Writing -- 3 unit(s)

Investigates the theories and principles of the technical communication field. Focus on effective document design of technical information from the perspective of subject matter experts whose writing is a component of, but does not define, their job descriptions. Topics include rhetorical analysis, writing processes and specific communicative purposes such as instruction and/or presentation.

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Course syllabus
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Delivery

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Prerequisites
none
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Communications and Arts distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Instructor(s)
Linda Adkins, Instructor
Textbook(s)

Markel, M. Technical Communication. 2010. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Hacker, D. A Writer’s Reference. 2007. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.

Because the appendices of your textbook offer information about taking notes, documenting sources, and editing and proofreading, I am not requiring that you purchase a handbook. If you would like a resource that contains more information than that offered in the appendices in the textbook, I recommend this handbook.

Additional Course Materials

Dictionary.

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