Tribhuvan University

Institute of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology

Course Title: Technical Writing

Course no: CSC379

Semester: VI

Nature of course: Theory

Full Marks: 80 + 20

Pass Marks: 32 + 8

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description : This course is designed for students to enhance their skills for workplace writing. It helps them in the process of „listening, researching, planning, composing, revising, and editing‟ documents for use in business, science, hi-tech, and other practical fields. Technical Writing for Success provides students with practical approach to producing their own proposal content, manual instructions, informative briefs, news releases, and other pragmatic documents. Abundant in sample documents, critical thinking questions, and insightful writing advice on style and voice, this textbook prepares students for successful technical writing.

Course Objective : Enable students to identify the importance and characteristics of technical writing and produce some quality technical pieces of workplace writing.

Course Contents:
Text Books:
  • Smith-Worthington, Daelene and Sue Jefferson. Technical Writing for Success. 3rd ed. USA: Cengage Writing, 2011.
Reference Books:
  • Anderson, Paul V. Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach. 7th ed. USA: Wadsworth Publishing, 2010.
  • Markel, Mike and Stuart A. Selber. Technical Communication. 12th edition. USA: Bedford Books, 2017.
  • Tebeaux, Elizabeth and Sam Dragga. The Essentials of Technical Communication. 4th ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2010.