21W.732-5 Introduction to Technical Communication: Explorations in Scientific and Technical Writing

Fall 2006

Woman's hand over a laptop touch pad.
A woman using a touch pad to navigate on her laptop screen. In this course, students give group presentations about topics such as graphics, Web page writing and design, and email. (Image courtesy of Nathan Gibbs.)

Course Highlights

This course features detailed descriptions of its many writing assignments and links to helpful related resources.

Course Description

This course is designed to help you develop skills that will enable you to produce clear and effective scientific and technical documents. We will focus on basic principles of good writing-which scientific and technical writing shares with other forms of writing-and on types of documents common in scientific and technical fields and organizations. While the emphasis will be on writing, oral communication of scientific and technical information will form an important component of the course, as well.
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Dr. Donald N. S. Unger

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session