OSU -WR 327-TR-1

OSU -WR 327-TR-1 - WRITING 327 CRN34840 Instructor Paul...

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WRITING 327 CRN34840 Instructor: Paul Martone Meeting Time: TR 2:00p.m.-3:20p.m. Classroom: CALL 125 Credits: 3 Office: 328 Moreland Hall Email: paul.martone@oregonstate.edu Phone: 737-1655 COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 effective documents 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 the process. COURSE OUTCOMES 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: a. Plan and produce clear, correct and concise technical documents for various audiences b. Use standard technical formats and document design for reports, proposals, etc. including tables, charts, and illustrations c. Research, analyze, and accurately report and document technical and scientific information
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course WR 327 taught by Professor Martone during the Spring '08 term at Oregon State.

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