This page contains Syllabus of Technical Writing of CSIT.

Title Technical Writing
Short Name
Course code CSC368
Nature of course Theory
Semester sixth-semester
Full marks 80
Pass marks 24
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description

 

Units and Unit Content

1. What Is Technical Writing
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; You Are a Technical Writer!; Characteristics of a Technical Writing; How Technical Writing Compares to Other Writing

2. Audience and Purpose
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; Meeting the Audience‟s Needs; Planning Your Document‟s Purpose, Scope, and Medium

3. Writing Process
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; A Process for Technical Writing; Planning; Drafting and Revising; Copyediting and Publishing; Writing Collaboratively

4. Brief Correspondence
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction; Introduction to Text Messages; E-mails; Memos, and Letters; Audience; Prewriting; Formatting; Composing the Message

5. Document Design and Graphics
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction; Designing the Document; Who Reads Graphics?; Designing Graphics; Constructing Graphics

6. Writing for the Web
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction; Getting Started on Web Pages; Organizing and Designing Web Pages; Writing Text for the Web; Special Web Pages

7. Information Reports
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Introduction; Getting Started on Informative Reports; Summary and Abstract; Mechanism and Description; Periodic Reports; Progress Reports; News Releases

8. Employment Communication
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Introduction; Getting Started on Employment Communication; Formatting and Organizing Resumes; Types of Resumes; Composing Resumes; Composing Employment Letters

9. Presentations
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Introduction; Getting Started on Presentations; Planning; Organizing and Composing; Preparing; Rehearsing; Presenting; Organizing a Group Presentation

10. Recommendation Reports
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; What Is a Recommendation Report?; Starting a Recommendation Report; Formatting and Organizing Recommendation Reports; Composing Recommendation Reports

11. Proposals
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Introduction; What Is a Proposal?; Getting Started on Proposal; Composing Informal Proposals; Composing Formal Proposals

12. Ethics in the Workplace
teaching hours: 2 hrs

Introduction; What Is Ethics?; Creating a Culture of Ethics; What Do you When Faces with an Ethical Dilemma?; Why Is It So Difficult to Behave Ethically?

Lab and Practical works