Technical Writing for Engineers

Professional Writing Course with CEUs

The Best Online Technical Writing Course

Instruction Videos
Quizzes
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CEUs

Albert Einstein is suggested to have once said, or written, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

This saying could replace the name of this course.

In Technical Writing for Engineers, you will learn how to communicate technical content in a professional way. And professional technical communication is Clear, Concise, and Concrete.

This technical writing course is perfect for:

Engineers
Technicians
Administrators
Other Professionals in Technical Jobs

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Course Goals

There are three goals for this course.

Write in a way that is CLEAR.

Write in a way that is CONCISE.

Write in a way that is CONCRETE.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

List the problems engineers have with technical writing.

Develop a comprehensive collection of the Parts of Speech that underpin English Grammar.

Demonstrate correct use of word choice to make meaning clear, as short as possible, and specific.

Apply principles to deliver sentences and paragraphs that are as simple as possible while maintaining flow.

Articulate commonly misunderstood approaches to appropriate writing style.

Analyze graphical communication methods critically so that media communicate through tables, graphs, and images.

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Course Outline

MODULEWHAT YOU'LL LEARN  
(A) What is Technical Writing?Identify why the current state of technical writing is so poor.Outline the origins of the problem of poor technical writingDiscriminate between the nature of the problems engineers routinely make
(B) Grammar 101Classify the Parts of SpeechReview the key attributes of Nouns, Pronouns, VerbsReview the key attributes of Adjectives, Adverbs, Articles, Conjunctions, and Prepositions
(C) Word ProblemsSeparate bad words (like "irregardless") from acceptable wordsModify text to reduce redundancyDiagnose common errors in word selection and organization
(D) Sentences, Paragraphs, & PunctuationAnalyze sentences for simplicityCharacterise the essential qualities of coherent paragraphsHow to make sentences flow to become coherent paragraphs
(E) StyleExamine writing style choicesCritique bad style habits (excessive formality and officialeze)Persuasive style to help you get what you want
(F) GraphicsAssess graphical communication principles for clear and concrete graphicsOrganize graphics to communicate technical detail without ambiguityAddress presentation graphics

What makes OTT the most effective way to establish
technical and business communication skills?

Professional engineers and technicians must communicate, but they find getting their ideas across can sometimes be difficult. This video-based series establishes the fundamentals of effective technical and business communication and will show you how to present your ideas. This technical writing course will show you how to produce text quickly and error-free, and the text will be concise, clear, and concrete.

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If you feel you will not be able to improve your technical writing ability after reviewing the course offerings, please contact us within 24 hours for a full refund. We’ll only ask for honest feedback.

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Technical Writing for Engineers Course FAQs

Over a thousand engineers have succeeded 
using our online courses.

Your PE Review site was quite helpful to me. It definitely gave me an idea of what areas I needed to study. Also, it gave me a pretty good idea of the depth of knowledge they were looking for.
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