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WRIT 1101

Pre-Requisites: N/A

Like any writing field, technical writing employs a wide variety of forms. It also addresses a diverse range of audiences: clients, technicians, supervisors, suppliers, etc.   In this course, students explore ways of communicating technical information to laypersons and to specialist readers using standard professional formats. Particular emphasis is placed on lab reports and technical description.

In this course, students work individually and in teams.  Assignments and discussions emphasize effective collaboration, audience analysis, appropriate formats and tone, clarity of communication, and the mechanics of correct syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.  Attention is also given to general reading, writing, editing, and collaboration strategies.