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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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$329.18

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of XCOM 1007 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90375

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Feb 16 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 90375
  • $329.18
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Feb 16 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$329.18

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE DELIVERY: This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. You will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • 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 (e.g. interviewing, writing, revising).
  • Evaluate technical documents for appropriate style, tone and fitness of purpose.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Technical Writing (XCOM 1007) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Communication Essentials
    Microcredential Part-time
  2. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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