Course Components

Course Texts

The main course text Technical Communication, 14th  Edition by John M. Lannon; Laura J. Gurak

You can of course order a hard copy via Amazon as well, but be sure to order the 14th edition.

There is a cost to access this online textbook.

Course textbooks and readings are intended to set out the principles and distinctive practices or conventions involved in writing for technical and professional purposes. Each Unit  begins with your reading of relevant chapters and examples in the principal course text, Technical Writing 14th Edition.

Canadian Writer’s Handbook is a reference work that you will find useful in editing and revising your prose for clarity and correctness of expression, as well as in its information on current styles of MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) documentation.

English 301 Course Website Modules

Each Lesson of the course will consist of the following elements:

  1. an introduction featuring…
    •  weekly reading, discussion, and writing activities
    • an overview section summarizing discussion and writing activities for the Unit
  2. an activities section with detailed instructions on discussion and Unit writing assignments

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