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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/20/11 English 1112E: Technical Report Writing Gefen Bar-On Santor Teaching Assistants:
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3/20/11 Course objective To teach and practice the principles of clear, concise, grammatically correct writing , and how to apply these principles to the writing and editing of academic and workplace documents.
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3/20/11 Achilles’ Heel “Poor communicati on skill is the Achilles’ heel of many
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3/20/11 Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus and its devastation
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3/20/11 Good communication turns ideas into “If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what ought to be done remains undone.” Confucius
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3/20/11 Language: an essential tool Many scientists and engineers spend much of their day writing, even though writing might not be their primary interest. What is the difference between language and other scientific tools (such as
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3/20/11 language A complex and vast tool. less subject to absolute principles and codes than mathematics or music. Acquired naturally (but often imperfectly)
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3/20/11 Many people do not maximize their Lack of time to immerse themselves in reading and writing. The temptations of electronic entertainment.
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3/20/11 Class structure 5:30-6:50 : lecture in Morisset 218 6:50-7:00 : break 7:00-8:20 : The class splits into three workshops
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3/20/11 Workshop groups Group A (last names begin A-D ): with Carmela Coccimiglio in Simard 428 (60 Université) Group B (last names begin E-M ): with Kja Isaacson in Morisset 219
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