Technical Writing

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001, 002


Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare technicians, professionals and administrators to communicate information concerning specialized skills. It will prepare the student to compose and organize all types of reports, prepare technical documents, and write various types of letters. ENC 2210 fulfills 6,000 words of the Gordon Rule writing requirement.


Course Details


Grades of “C” or higher in ENC 1101-1102



Rachel West, Ph.D.


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Technical Communication. 15th ed., 2020, Lannon & Gurak. Pearson, print, ISBN: 9780135203224 (or eBook)


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout for individual assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

ENC 2210 is a General Education core course in Area 4--Communications

The purpose of the communications area in the core curriculum is to enable the student to read critically and communicate effectively in clear and correct English.

C-1 Communicate effectively in various rhetorical modes

C-2 Evaluate ideas using critical thinking

C-3 Demonstrate appropriate documentation techniques through various assignments

C-4 Analyze human experiences through reading and writing

C-5 Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Compose well-developed technical documents

Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English

Deliver a well-developed oral presentation

Demonstrate the conventions of American Psychological Association documentation

Evaluate ideas using critical thinking

C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5

C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5

C1, C-2, C-5

C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4

C-1, C-2, C-4

Writinig Assignment, Projects, Discussion Board, Report/Presentation


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Instructors will provide lessons on writing, documentation, and grammar via a combination of lectures, PowerPoints, exercises, collaboration, and/or in-class assignments on topics such as memos, letters, emails, resumes, instructions, and reports. Each student will be expected to read all assigned material as well as complete all assignments.

Approximately 6,000 words will be required for any student to receive a satisfactory grade of at least a “C.” Multiple writing assignments must be written by each student. Short writing exercises may be used to teach specific objectives. Final drafts will be prepared on a computer and submitted to Turn It In through Canvas. Each essay is expected to be neat, edited for careless errors, and turned in on time. Each instructor may specify other requirements. Make-up work is the responsibility of the student, as covered elsewhere under Attendance and Withdrawal Policies.

PLAGIARISM is academic dishonesty and may be defined as submitting another’s work as your own. It includes failure to use quotations marks or other conventional marking around material quoted from any printed or electronic source. Plagiarism shall also include paraphrasing a specific source without indicating accurately what the source is. Plagiarism shall further include downloading papers or letting another person compose or rewrite a student’s written assignment. Plagiarism will result in a zero (0) for the assignment.


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