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Technical Writing Guide

Course Outline

Technical writing is a vital form of communication for licensed professionals. This course is intended to help you improve your ability to express the technical know-how in a clear, concise, and coherent manner. Besides the basic mechanics of technical writing, this course discusses the required components of a complete technical report, from the executive summary to the conclusion. You will also find the checklist contained in this course to be a valuable tool when preparing your own project documents, lab reports, resumes and presentations.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for engineers and other professionals who are interested in improving their writing skills.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

In this lesson, you are required to download and study the following publication:

Technical Writing Guide (PDF, 61 pages)

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study.

Course Summary

With the abundance of information, technical writing has become an important job function everywhere. The writing guidelines provided in this course, along with techniques for document design and page layout, will make you not only a better technical writer, but also a more competent professional.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

Purdue University - Online Writing Lab (OWL)
RPI - How to write a good technical report (PDF)
MIT - Technical Writing Tutorial (PDF)


Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to

Take a Quiz

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.