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Introduction to Technical Writing

$399.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Introduction to Technical Writing is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a technical writer or improve your technical writing skills. In this online technical writing course you will learn how to write technical manuals, scientific documents, texts and articles and develop skills to write technical information for a variety of different audiences.

You will discover a range of writing tools and techniques, including illustrations, graphics and captions, and learn how to combine graphics and text. You will also learn the conventions of academic, business and scientific writing, how to write research reports, writing submissions, manuals and instructions and introductory editing. This program is ideal for those working in a technical field, from consultants and teachers to scientists and engineers.

Course Structure

Unit : Technical Writing

  • Introduction to technical writing
  • Technical writing and publishing
  • Technical writing structure
  • Defining the task
  • Identifying expectations
  • Clarifying your writing goals
  • Establishing a time plan
  • Technical writing procedures
  • The role of logic
  • Writing content
  • Essential writing skills
  • Planning your writing
  • Writing routines
  • Collaborative writing
  • Researching your topic
  • Conducting research
  • Evaluating and selecting information
  • Writing tools – words
  • Writing tools – graphics
  • Illustrations and captions
  • Technical photography
  • Combining graphics and text
  • Importance of captions
  • Computer tools and software
  • Academic and business conventions
  • Referencing systems
  • Scientific writing
  • Proposals
  • Editing
  • Causes of ambiguity
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Writing with clarity
  • Types of language
  • The editing process
  • Writing for different purposes
  • The audience
  • Legal applications
  • Writing submissions
  • Research reports
  • Writing manuals and instructions

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised¬†nationally and internationally by employers;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate/Statement of Attainment issued for your CV; and
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

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$399.00