Course description

Explore the discipline of technical writing and enhance your writing techniques to meet the demands of today's marketplace. Study the concepts involved in the creation of clear, concise, correct and cohesive communications, including writing with purpose, audience analysis and document organization.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose of a technical document • Construct an effective purpose statement 
  • Describe common audience traits • Construct an effective audience analysis 
  • List forms of documentation • Distinguish between various organizational strategies 
  • Apply cohesive headings to an outline structure 
  • Discover and describe the importance of writing cohesively, correctly and clearly 
  • Construct a template to apply to a technical document 
  • Demonstrate ability to apply information from MS Word to a basic document 
  • Apply concepts learned and practiced throughout the course to a final portfolio piece 

Applies towards:

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Section title
Foundations of Technical Communication
ON - Online
Sep 16, 2024 to Oct 28, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery options
Course Fee(s)
TXT2 non-credit $479.00
Section Notes

•   This is an online, asynchronous course; it is not an independent study course. There are set due dates for graded and non-graded assessments and students are required to actively participate throughout the course via discussion and other activities.

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

•  Review our Student Information site for additional information about forms and policies, campus maps, parking information, technical support, and more.

•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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