Business Writing And Research For It Professional –
This course focuses on research and writing skills essential for success in information technology (IT) professions. IT research types and resources are covered, as well as how research is used in IT professions. Skills include producing MicrosoftÂ® Visio diagrams; using visual elements; writing instruction and process; and writing surveys, reports, and proposals. Students are introduced to technical writing, including but not limited to general document types, layout, strategies, and techniques.
Compare and contrast the various reports used in technical communication.
Determine which reports are appropriate for each type of audience.
Define how a proposal differs from a standard report.
Describe the major style conventions for professional paper documentation.
Apply APA referencing and formatting style to technical documents.
Utilize technical writing components in a research project.
Instruction and Process
Differentiate between instruction and process analysis.
Apply effective design principles to instructions in technical documents.
Use appropriate conventions of definitions in a technical document.
Producing Professional Papers
Describe the purpose of journals and professional papers.
Explain the organization of a technical scientific paper.
Organize a rough draft of a research project.
Professional and Technical Communications
Describe the role of a technical writer.
Identify the principles of ethics in technical communication.
Summarize the legal considerations of technical communication.
Research Tools and Analysis
Use research techniques in the technical writing process.
Summarize data collected in the survey/questionnaire process.
Assess the role of graphic design and visual elements in technical communication.
Integrate effective visual elements into technical communication documents.
Identify methods for presenting technical documentation.
Differentiate between individual and collaborative writing processes.
Adapt technical information to accommodate the audience's skill level.
Demonstrate the positive and negative style elements of technical writing.
Practice the prewriting, draft writing, and post writing steps of technical writing.
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