EAC592 - English & Communications: Technical Report Writing

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Subject Title
English & Communications: Technical Report Writing

Subject Description
This subject follows directly from EAC591 and prepares CVT 6th semester students to write and revise a formal analytical technical report. A complete draft of the report is submitted about midway through the semester and, based on the feedback from both Technical Advisor and writing professor, the report is then revised and the final version submitted about 3 weeks before the end of term.

Credit Status
EAC592 is a required credit course for 6th semester students in Civil Technology.

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

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

2. use technical language to describe, explain, compare, contrast, define, analyze and evaluate technical instruments and processes;

3. plan, research, write and revise a formal technical report, including abstract, table of contents, list of illustrations, introduction, conclusion, recommendations, references and appendices;

4. create appropriate headings and subheadings for sections of the report body;

5. include and integrate appropriate figures and tables;

6. include appropriate quotations and citations within the text;

7. organize and print the report according to acceptable professional formats and principles;

8. use language that is concise and clear;

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

10.use consistently correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling;

11.edit and proofread accurately;

12.follow correct research procedures; and

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

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.

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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.