Instructor: Paul Martone
Meeting Time: TR 2:00p.m.-3:20p.m.
Classroom: CALL 125
Office: 328 Moreland Hall
Technical writing is a practical written communication for a specialized need,
typically instructive and/or informative and fact driven for a scientific or
technical audience. Such writing requires a problem-solving process.
Successful technical writers have the ability to identify, define, analyze and
solve communication problems for achieving a specific purpose with a specific
audience. In other words, the documents technical writers produce are aimed
at specific actions or results in the real world. This class will emphasize writing
done by technical writing professionals.
In this class, students will learn to critically examine and produce efficient and
for specific audiences. These documents include emails, memos, claim letters,
cover letters, resumes, manuals, and proposals.
Students will examine and
utilize stylistic techniques. Research, primary and secondary, with be a key
component of the content, and collaboration in small groups will be essential to
1. Through solo and group written documents and oral presentations,
successful students in Technical Writing will demonstrate their ability to
understand and use knowledge of audience, purpose, and professional
techniques at the 300-level to:
Plan and produce clear, correct and concise technical documents for
Use standard technical formats and document design for reports,
proposals, etc. including tables, charts, and illustrations
Research, analyze, and accurately report and document technical
and scientific information