2CSE406 Technical Writing

Credit Hour Table

Lecture Hour T/W Hour Practical Hour Total Hour Lecture Credit T/W credit Practical Credit Total Credit
0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1

Examination Scheme

Theory Int. Asses. Theory Sem End Theory Hours Theory Total Practical / TW Asses. Grand Total
0 0 0 0 50 50
50 50
50 50
Learning Outcomes: 
Act ethically in their role in the communication situation.
Apply concepts of information design. These concepts include effective ways to design documents for print, web, and other electronic means of communication in order to construct documents meaningful to the audience.
Use visual items in effectively constructing meaning in communication situations.
Create clear, concise technical documents that effectively use style and grammar and information structure in ways that create meaning with the reader.
Collaborate effectively in various writing situations, including planning, creating, and managing, evaluating, editing and revising document production.
Course Objectives
This course is designed to develop skills that will enable to produce clear and effective scientific and technical documents. While the emphasis will be on writing, oral communication of scientific and technical information will form an important component of the course, as well.
 
Syllabus: 
Unit NoTopics
1
Lab Work : 
Foundation of Reading & Writing, Introduction to Technical Writing, Introduction to research papers, articles, technical notes, Document Development Life Cycle, Software Tools ( Latex, etc.), concept of technical publication
Students create a variety of projects, drawn from the genres listed below, and engage in numerous discussions and group activities to facilitate their ability to create effective documents.
2
Case Study :
Design Specification, User Manual / Guides, Hardware Manuals, Installation Manuals, Online Help, Web sites, Analytical/Feasibility Reports, Proposals (Business Development Perspective), Lab/Science Reports, Project proposal writing, Abstracts, Progress reports
Reference Books: 
Name: 
Technical Communication
Author: 
Markel
Mike
Publication: 
Bedford/St. Martin's
Edition: 
7th
Name: 
A Pocket Style Manual
Author: 
Diana
Publication: 
Bedford/St. Martin's
Edition: 
4th
Name: 
The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing
Author: 
Perelman
Leslie C.
James Paradis
Edward Barrett
Publication: 
McGraw-Hill
Syllabus PDF: 
AttachmentSize
PDF icon Technical Writing.pdf98.3 KB
branch: 
CBA
BDA
MA
Course: 
2014
Stream: 
B.Tech