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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. 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); or 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.
SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYCHRONOUS ONLINE DELIVERY: This is not a self-paced course. This course uses a blend of synchronous and asynchronous online delivery. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. COURSE TEXTBOOK: This course uses the same textbook as COMM 1007. You may purchase it through the BCIT Bookstore website at https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/e-books/ . Note: BCIT is not responsible for textbooks or eBooks purchased from unaffiliated vendors and cannot offer technical or other assistance with textbooks or eBooks purchased.
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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
COMM 1009 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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