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HSS 209 : Technical Writing (2)

Learning Objectives:

The main objective of this course is to equip students with the concepts, principles, as well as nuts-n-bolts of technical writing. This course includes hands-on exercises and role plays, e.g. contact creator, author, editors, etc. At the completion of this course, student will be able to write thesis, scientific paper and technical paper with minimal inputs from advisor(s) and/or expert(s).

Course Contents:

This course includes introduction to technical writing, the process of writing, do’s & don’ts of technical writing, elements of style, types of technical writing etc.

Suggested Readings :

  1. Alred (2015). Handbook of technical writing (11th edition) by Bedford/ St.Martins.
  2. Atkinson and Corbitt (2021). Mindful technical writing. 2021 edition, Montana University System.
  3. The Elements of Style-William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White. (Pearson Education, Inc.)
  4. Technical Communication: A Practical Approach - William Sanborn Pfeiffer and T.V.S Padmaja (Pearson Education, Inc.)
  5. Technical Communication: Principles and Practice - Meenakshi Raman and Sangeeta Sharma (Oxford University Press).

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