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.
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There are three goals for this course.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
|MODULE||WHAT 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 writing||Discriminate between the nature of the problems engineers routinely make|
|(B) Grammar 101||Classify the Parts of Speech||Review the key attributes of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs||Review the key attributes of Adjectives, Adverbs, Articles, Conjunctions, and Prepositions|
|(C) Word Problems||Separate bad words (like "irregardless") from acceptable words||Modify text to reduce redundancy||Diagnose common errors in word selection and organization|
|(D) Sentences, Paragraphs, & Punctuation||Analyze sentences for simplicity||Characterise the essential qualities of coherent paragraphs||How to make sentences flow to become coherent paragraphs|
|(E) Style||Examine writing style choices||Critique bad style habits (excessive formality and officialeze)||Persuasive style to help you get what you want|
|(F) Graphics||Assess graphical communication principles for clear and concrete graphics||Organize graphics to communicate technical detail without ambiguity||Address presentation graphics|
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.
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.