Institute of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology
Course Title: Technical Writing
Course no: CSC368
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.
Introduction; You Are a Technical Writer!; Characteristics of a Technical Writing; How Technical Writing Compares to Other Writing
Introduction; Meeting the Audience‟s Needs; Planning Your Document‟s Purpose, Scope, and Medium
Introduction; A Process for Technical Writing; Planning; Drafting and Revising; Copyediting and Publishing; Writing Collaboratively
Introduction; Introduction to Text Messages; E-mails; Memos, and Letters; Audience; Prewriting; Formatting; Composing the Message
Introduction; Designing the Document; Who Reads Graphics?; Designing Graphics; Constructing Graphics
Introduction; Getting Started on Web Pages; Organizing and Designing Web Pages; Writing Text for the Web; Special Web Pages
Introduction; Getting Started on Informative Reports; Summary and Abstract; Mechanism and Description; Periodic Reports; Progress Reports; News Releases
Introduction; Getting Started on Employment Communication; Formatting and Organizing Resumes; Types of Resumes; Composing Resumes; Composing Employment Letters
Introduction; Getting Started on Presentations; Planning; Organizing and Composing; Preparing; Rehearsing; Presenting; Organizing a Group Presentation
Introduction; What Is a Recommendation Report?; Starting a Recommendation Report; Formatting and Organizing Recommendation Reports; Composing Recommendation Reports
Introduction; What Is a Proposal?; Getting Started on Proposal; Composing Informal Proposals; Composing Formal Proposals
Introduction; What Is Ethics?; Creating a Culture of Ethics; What Do you When Faces with an Ethical Dilemma?; Why Is It So Difficult to Behave Ethically?