Advanced Technical Communication Skills II

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David Butler Stewart 
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Fall Semester

Outline of lecture

The basic approach to technical writing in the fields of engineering and the sciences is unified. It can be learned through content analysis and close attention to style. Each journal has its own house requirements. Still, the structure of all peer-reviewed research follows what is referred to as IMRaD: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. You describe (1) what you did and (2) why you did it; then you tell (3) how you did it and (4) what you found out. Finally, you must explain clearly what all this means for your readers.
You will learn to be clear and logical in approach and to write from the point of view of a prospective reader. This is not a translation course. On the contrary, you will be encouraged to think and write in English.
In presentation, you窶冤l be requested to speak so that you can be heard and also to make your visual materials uniform and consistent, as well as attractive, effective, and persuasive.

Purpose of lecture

In this roundtable seminar we intend to identity and improve skills in academic writing (i.e., those used for technical journals) and also to improve oral presentation techniques, assisted by Power Point or similar media.

Plan of lecture

The class starts from Oct 15 at the meeting room, 1st Floor, Midorigaoka No. 5 Building.

Textbook and reference

Coouse materials will be distributed at the class.

Related and/or prerequisite courses

This class is a continuation of ATC 1 (Spring Semester). (NOTE: new students are accepted in both semester.)



Comments from lecturer

Requirements are identical and students are will proceed at their own pace within the context of what the group achieves. Students themselves, as well as the instructor, will provide constructive criticism and overall support for everyone窶冱 work.

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