Last Updated: 25 December 2018
Writing Technical Reports

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Course No. & Code: 
ENGL 1261
Course Type: 
The objective of this course is to provide students with training in written communication in their professional field. In
this course, background reading is necessary. It focuses on preparation and presentation of technical writing. It should
enable the students to write a composition on an assigned / chosen topic. The composition (essay / paper / report) should
be well-planned, well-researched, well-organized, well-developed, well-documented and well-presented. Specific
performance objectives: by the end of this course, students should be able to (plan a document (essay / report / paper),
starting by an outline (a framework of ideas and facts), implementing the plan in systematic stages, ending with presenting
the final product in a written form, and possibly oral presentation – below are the planning and implementation elements,
narrow a chosen general topic to sub-topics to one specific topic, use the resources of the library and the NET to find
books and articles related to a particular topic, document information by providing a bibliography and references, write an
outline for an academic document, paraphrase and synthesize ideas from several varied sources, write down obtained
information in an orderly manner for later use in composing, documenting and editing the document, integrate material
obtained from several varied sources in suitable types of paragraph, write an introductory paragraph, introducing the topic
and central thought, controlling the development of the document, develop the central thought of the whole essay via a
number of paragraphs, the main ideas of which should contain details supporting the central thought, revise the
organization, development and cohesion of the document). Communicate effectively and efficiently with tutors (and
fellow students in case of joint papers) in accordance with a set plan covering all the preparation and implementation