Introduction to Professional Writing in CEE
Course Number: 12-215
The objective of the course is to prepare students for writing technical reports and essays assigned in CEE courses and laboratories, writing professional letters and reports for internships and professional positions, preparing documents in a team setting, delivering individual and team oral presentations, and transforming information for several types of audiences (scientific accommodation).
The course focuses on document purpose, organization and style; basic editing techniques; scientific accommodation; plagiarism and proper paraphrasing and summarizing; evaluating, citing and referencing sources; team communication strategies; oral presentations; and proper use of tables, graphics, and other visual aids in documents and presentations.
Course activities include in-class exercises, peer workshops, and homework assignments to illustrate examples of good and poor communication and to practice technical communication skills.