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COMM 1007 - Technical Writing Style

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This communication course familiarizes students with the principles of clear, concise writing in a technical environment for specific discourse communities. Students write and edit extensively in this course and are given extensive feedback on their style and tone. NOTE: Students do not need to submit transcripts for entrance to this course. BUT, in the case of formal or informal grade appeals or reviews they will be asked to show proof of their English requirements. Students who wish to confirm their English level are strongly advised to take COMM 0015. Students must have one of the following: 1) English 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$312.13

Spring/Summer 2014

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2014 term.

CRN 55063

Thu Apr 24 - Thu May 29 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 24 - May 29 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 362

Instructor

Carly Haddon

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$312.13

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of discourse communities in technical communications.
  • Define the terms "style" and "tone."
  • Explain how style and tone affect communication in a technical environment.
  • List common attributes of effective technical style.
  • Use appropriate diction for a specific discourse community.
  • Write concise, well structured sentences suitable for technical documentation.
  • Write coherent, unified and complete paragraphs suitable for technical documentation.
  • Structure a technical document appropriately for its intended purpose.
  • Participate in the technical documentation process including interviewing, outlining, writing, revising and editing.
  • Evaluate technical documents for appropriate style, tone and fitness of purpose.

Related Programs

COMM 1007 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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Technical Editing Custom W/Mytechcommlab Rvp
Author Rude
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2012
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-25682-959-1
Price $114.95
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