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King Faisal University

English Center

Technical Writing (1722-137)
I. Course Description

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing, designing and conveying technical information to different audiences. Students learn the concepts and conventions of technical writing, its organisation, style and tone of expression, illustration and layout.

II-Course Objectives

This course aims at helping students to:

  • Differentiate basic concepts of technical writing.
  • Organize technical information.
  • Compose correct business letter and memo.
  • Create process documents.
  • Use analysis effectively in creating reports.
  • Develop effective application documents: CVs, cover letter and application letters.
III. Learning Resources

Holloway, B. (2007) Technical Writing Basics: A Guide to Style and Form. 4th ed. New York: Pearson Longman