Technical Writing: Procedures and Manuals

    EX 1111 is offered this spring:

Have you been asked to write a set of pro­ce­dures, a man­u­al, or a user’s guide? Does this task seem daunt­ing because you don’t con­sid­er your­self a tech­ni­cal writer? This course is intend­ed for any­one who must write pro­ce­dures or man­u­als for oth­ers, or for any­one explor­ing the tech­ni­cal writ­ing pro­fes­sion. Exam­ine the tasks, process­es and tech­niques for writ­ing instruc­tions and guides that are use­ful and easy to read. Learn how to con­duct audi­ence analy­sis” and how to use this analy­sis to guide your writ­ing. Exper­i­ment with doc­u­ment design and appre­ci­ate how design plays an impor­tant role in the writ­ing process. Learn how to esti­mate the cost and sched­ule for pro­duc­ing your guides. Cre­ate an out­line for a guide, write pro­ce­dures and con­duct feed­back test­ing to improve the usabil­i­ty of your guide. This course pro­vides an overview of tech­ni­cal writ­ing process­es and prac­ti­cal hands-on exer­cis­es; no tech­ni­cal writ­ing expe­ri­ence is required.

Offered:

Apr 19, 2021Apr 20, 2021
Mondays

9:00 am – 4:00 pm MT

Tuesdays

9:00 am – 4:00 pm MT

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Angela Wiens

Your Instructor

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Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Department consent required to register. Please contact us at extnreg@ualberta.ca
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this spring: