This course introduces students to three types of technical writing found singly or in combination in most, if not all, technical documentation: definitions, instructions and process descriptions. NOTE: Students do not need to submit transcripts for entrance to this course.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of COMM 1009 for the Winter 2023 term.
Wed Jan 11 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 70660
Class meeting times
|Jan 11||Wed||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Jan 11 - Mar 29||N/A||N/A||Online|
|Jan 25||Wed||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Feb 08||Wed||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Mar 08||Wed||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Mar 29||Wed||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
This course uses a blend of asynchronous and synchronous online delivery. You must be able to attend the five synchronous online classes on these dates as scheduled: Wednesday, January 11, February 8, March 9 and 30, from 1830 to 2130. The remaining classes will be asynchronous online delivery. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use management strategies to organize and categorize information.
- Use graphics in different types of technical documentation.
- Use appropriate diction and tone for technical documentation based on audience assessment.
- Use a word processing software revision tool to engage in a remote peer-revision process cycle.
- Write and use formal, operational and expanded definitions.
- Write process descriptions and procedures for different discourse communities.
- Communicate collaboratively as an effective member of a team while preparing written group projects.
- Conduct audience, user, task and topic analyses to support effective documentation.
- Remotely engage in a text-based online discussion forum with team-members to develop product documentation projects.
Effective as of Fall 2014
Technical Writing: Definitions, Instructions and Process Descriptions (COMM 1009) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Technical Writing
Associate Certificate Part-time
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