Effective processes of written, oral, and visual technical communication, including collaborative processes. Writing for academic and professional audiences.
Carries BYU GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit. Please be aware that the textbook has left out chapter 2 and the appendices are incorrectly sequenced; however, the page numbers mentioned in the course are correct.
WRTG 150 (Writing and Rhetoric) or equivalent skill; junior or senior status.
1. Introduction to Technical Communication
2. The Basics of Effective Technical Communication
3. Understanding Technical Audiences
4. Conducting Correspondence
5. The Basics of Document Design
7. Creating Sets of Instructions
8. Technical Definitions
9. Using Visuals in Document Design
10. Technical Descriptions
11. User Testing
12. Revising Technical Documents
13. Introduction to Analytical Reports
14. Introduction to the Research Process
15. Evaluating and Attributing Sources
16. Introduction to Proposals
17. Reading and Organizing Reports
18. Ethical Communication
19. Formatting and Abstracts
20. Revising Reports
21. Oral Presentations