2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

ENG 438 Technical Professional Writing II

Incorporate theories of technical and professional communication into writing practice. Students use argumentative rhetorical strategies, analyze audience needs, and consider ethical implications as they prepare advanced projects in technical writing. Emphasizes critical evaluation of information, project design and implementation, and organizational skills for collaborative projects. Students complete advanced assignments, such as writing a grant proposal, creating online user documentation, preparing a research report in a hyperlinked format, and making a persuasive presentation using computer-generated graphics. Serves as preparation for an internship in technical or professional writing; and a significant asset for students whose employment goals require strong writing skills and the ability to lead and to coordinate projects. Prerequisite: ENG 238.