Technical Writing

Course Code: ENC2210

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: 2021-22


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 Writing, Xanedu.  ISBN: 9781711405995


Assignment/course outline:

  • Week One: Introduction
  • Week Two: Technical Communication
  • Week Three: Letters/Email
  • Week Four: Concise Writing/Revision
  • Week Five: Tone
  • Week Six: Proposals
  • Week Seven: Presentations
  • Week Eight: Employment
  • Week Nine: Proposals
  • Week Ten: Ethics
  • Week Eleven: Graphics
  • Week Twelve: Research/Reports
  • Week Thirteen: APA/Documentation
  • Week Fourteen: Revision
  • Week Fifteen: Revision


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:

Each student will be expected to read all materials assigned in the syllabus.

Each student will be expected to complete all written and group assignments.

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.


Major Writing Assignments:

  • Memos
  • Letters
  • Emails
  • Resume
  • Proposal

Final Grade = Average of these grades


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