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Clear, well-structured, reader-focused documentation makes software, or any other product, comprehensible and usable. Effective documentation enhances productivity and increases user satisfaction. This course introduces students to information typing and other modular documentation techniques.
Before taking this course, students must have completed their technical elective (COMP) and introductory Technical Writing courses. Students must also have one of the following English requirements, as well as intermediate word processing skills in the latest version of MS Word for Windows: 1) English 12 "C+" or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); or 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.
SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. 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.
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Develop Computer Literacy.
Write with Task Orientation.
Document Software Workflows.
Classify Software Information Types.
Write an example Concept Information Type.
Write an example Task (Procedure) Information Type.
Write an example Reference Information Type.
Identify Microsoft Style Guidelines.
Classify Software User Interfaces.
Describe the Organization of Software Development Teams.
Write for Usability.
Construct and Present a Writing Portfolio.
Effective as of Fall 2010
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