2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

ENG 238 Technical/Professional Writing I

Introduces the process, techniques, and forms of technical writing. Students follow a writing process from research through drafting to editing for clarity and effectiveness. Includes using graphics to convey information, accurately documenting electronic and on-line sources, and carefully considering audience. Assignments cover basic forms of technical communication such as memos, letters, resumes, instructions, abstracts, and presentations. A major research project in the disciplines gives students experience with the specific forms of technical or professional writing required in their academic area.