NAVOTAS POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE Bangus St.

, North Bay Boulevard South, Navotas City ENGLISH DEPARTMENT TECHNICAL RESEARCH & REPORT WRITING COURSE DESCRIPTION Principles and procedure of technical research and report writing; attention to analyzing audience and purpose, organizing information, designing graphic aids, and writing such specialized forms as abstracts, instructions, and proposals. OBJECTIVES         demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the nature of technical writing and the qualities of technical style; apply the principles of letter writing to various types of technical communications demonstrate a knowledge of writing various types of short reports; gather, analyze, and organize needed data for writing a formal research report; use graphics effectively in required technical documents; analyze writing situations to understand your audiences and your purposes for writing create documents that fulfill your purposes and your audiences¶ needs develop skills with technologies like email, computer graphics, and the web

COURSE OUTLINE I. Overview of Technical Research and Report Writing A. Definition and Nature of Technical Writing B. Properties of Technical Writing C. Basic Principles of Technical Writing D. Styles in Technical Writing E. The Role of Technical Writing F. The Wholistic Guide of Technical Writing G. End-products of Technical Writing Information Structure/Techniques in Technical Writing A. Distinction between Technical and Literary Writing B. Formal Definition C. Description Mechanism D. Process Description E. Classification F. Cause and Effect G. Comparison and Contrast H. Analogy Types of Technical Report A. Report Layout B. Formal Report Format C. Memorandum Report D. Letter Report E. Bulletins F. Abstract G. Proposal H. Research Report I. Feasibility Study Business Letter A. Definition and Purpose B. Elements and Characteristics C. Format and Styles D. Types of Business Letters E. Resume and Cover Letters

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V. E-mail B. Internet C. Figures K. Libraries. ECC Graphics. Surface or Strata Chart F. Philippines. Map Charts G. cross-referencing F. Class Participation and Behavior F. & Fermin. Flow Sheets I. V. punctuation problems H. Al. Common grammar. Writing in English: A Practical Handbook for Scientific and Technical Writers. Line Chart C. Written outputs B. Bar Chart B. Photographs L. Technical Report Writing Workshop. COURSE REQUIREMENTS A. Technical Writing. Common spelling problems Graphic Aids A. (2007). documentation. Drawings M. Available Online: http://www. Quezon City Vicente. Diagrams J. Hypertext VI. Lawrence. E. Assignments C. usage. Quezon City. Task analysis D. Audience analysis C. © 2000.uwi. (2007). Flow Charts H. VII. Portfolio D. Desktop Publishing D. (2004). et. Power-revision techniques E. Attendance/Punctuality REFERENCES: y y y y Manalo. Important Points in Handling Graphics Contemporary Communication A. Tables D. Basic patterns and elements of the sentence G. Writing process: from audience to rough draft B.eng. Process and Guidelines in Technical Writing A. H. C. Circle or Pie Chart E. Quizzes/Exams E.pdf .tt/engdocs/TechnicalReportWriting_2007. Popular Bookstore. Technical and Report Writing.

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