Course Syllabus and Assessment Matrix
ENG 0109 – Technical Communication II is a second-semester ESP course designed for students who have successfully completed ENG 101 – Communication I. The course exposes students to the fundamentals of technical writing. Students will produce graphs and charts, write appropriate comments on the graphics they produce to illustrate information, actively take part in group work, and deliver effective oral presentations.
Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to:
- produce appropriate visuals aids/graphics (graphs and charts)
- write product and process descriptions
- work in teams through collaborative projects
Course Learning Outcomes:
The students will be able to
- differentiate between the function and use of tables, graphs, and charts.
- produce graphs and charts to illustrate trends, changes over time, and percentages.
- interpret graphics to display trends, changes over time, and percentages.
- summarize information displayed in a graphics by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
- follow correct paragraph structure when writing about graphics.
- identify the three parts of a sentence definition as used in a technical description.
- write sentence definitions as required in technical fields.
- identify the key parts of a product or process description
- describe the physical appearance of objects.
- write about components and their function as required in a product description.
- write complete product and process descriptions as required in technical writing.
- identify the key parts of a process description.
- write complete product and process descriptions as required in technical writing
- Work in teams through collaborative projects
- Use critical thinking skills to identify gaps in existing knowledge/skill base
- Solve problems creatively