Technical Writing Modes: Course Contents, Workings, Policies

In this course, you learn about and practice essential technical writing skills such as adapting documents for specific audiences; formatting with headings, lists, notices, highlighting, tables and images; crafting a simple readable, engaging writing style; adding images and tables to your documents; cross-referencing images, tables, and related information; and creating and including standard content for reports and instructions.

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Course Objectives

In this course, you:

You use videos and transcripts of those videos to learn these tasks, e-mail your instructor when you have questions, and send your work to the instructor for review.

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Course Cost

Course cost: $175 US; you can use Microsoft Word or SoftMaker TextMaker (the basic version which is free). (OpenOffice is not an option.)

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Course Workings

Once we receive your payment for this course, a schedule is set up for you with due dates based 3 days from receipt of your payment.

For each unit:

  1. you do some reading, watch some videos to learn concepts and procedures for that unit. (You can skip units for whatever reason, but if you need a recommendation, your instructor will mention those omissions.)
  2. you then practice the concepts and procedures of that unit. The videos show you step by step how to do the practice work for that unit.
  3. you send the practice work to your instructor, who reviews and comments, and if necessary explains revisions needed. You repeat the revision–review cycle until your instructor signs off. (You can choose not to revise—it's youur course, your money.)
  4. Toward the end of the course, you build a technical reports and revise as necessary.

Here are the policies for this course:


You can have your performance in this course evaluated in one of these two ways:

Letter grades:


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