Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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EGL-1340 Writing About Technical Topics

Credits 3
Preparation of various types of technical business, government, and scientific communications, including presentations. Creation of commonly used documents such as letters, memoranda, and résumés, as well as various types of reports such as progress reports, recommendation reports, and proposals. Development of clear, concise, and accurate style for communicating complex information, with emphasis on audience, purpose, and presentation choices. A continuation and extension of the rhetorical principles and composition skills addressed in EGL-1010 .
Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010  with grade of C or higher.
Course Outcomes
  1. Accommodate audience needs in technical writing.
  2. Use a variety of composition modes effectively, including description, definition, comparison/contrast, process, and analysis.
  3. Present technical information, explanations, and recommendations clearly and effectively, using formal grammar, usage, mechanics, format, and graphics.
  4. Prepare various types of technical and professional documents, including reports, correspondence, and résumé and application letter.
  5. Use primary and secondary sources appropriately by evaluating and integrating them into documents.
  6. Apply legal, ethical, and cultural considerations to issues in technical communication.

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