EAC591 - Technical Report Writing Part I

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Subject Title
Technical Report Writing Part I

Subject Description
This subject is Part One of a two-semester subject designed to prepare CVT 5th and 6th semester students to research, plan, write, and revise,a formal analytical technical report. Once the student has chosen a topic, a series of shorter writing assignments including Statement of Purpose, an Annotated Bibliography, an Initial Outline, and a Detailed Outline will be submitted.

Credit Status
Students receive a grade of SAT or UNSAT. This course is the pre-requisite to EAC592.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

. analyze message, audience and purpose in technical writing situations;

. apply audience and purpose analysis in the planning, outlining and writing of letters, memos and reports;

. plan and write an initial and detailed outline for the proposed report;

. organize the elements of a formal technical report according to acceptable professional formats and principles;

. use language that is concise and clear;

. use vocabulary that is accurate and appropriate to specific audiences;

. use consistently correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling;

. edit and proofread accurately;

. follow correct research procedures;

. present a bibliography of current material in the student's field;

. improve writing ability through revision and peer discussion.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.