Technical Writing Basics and Styles
About this Course
The minutiae of scientific writing styles are important to have right to communicate well, but they also help to stay on the right side of any legal issues when things go wrong. Consistency, correctness, and accuracy are important in spelling, data presentation, community portrayal, and more. Learn the tools and refinements to turn out polished and professional papers in this course.
- Professionals who will have typically earned a university degree or college diploma in a science or engineering discipline.
- Individuals engaged in continuing professional development (e.g., for a professional association/society).
Course Structure and Delivery
online GUIDED SELF-PACED, COMPLETE BY DECEMBER 20
This course is designed to be completed in five to six hours. This course consists of asynchronous readings, video lectures, exercises, and assignments. Coursework is assessed as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’. All materials and engagement activities are delivered fully online through UBCO’s Canvas Catalog.
Learners who successfully complete this course will receive:
- a digital verifiable badge.
This course is part of the Critical Skills for Communication in the Technical Sector program. Learners who successfully complete all eight courses in the program will receive a Letter of Proficiency.
This non-credit learning opportunity has no pre-requisites. The content is designed for adult learners; participants must be 18 years or older. The language of instruction is English.
- Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
- High-speed internet connection
- Headset and webcam (recommended)
All materials required for this course will be provided within UBCO’s Canvas Catalog.
Christa Bedwin, B.Ed., B.Sc. is a Senior Technical Editor, who has 20 years’ experience coaching scientific and engineering writers, and editing for industry, government, academia, and educational and trade publishers, with specialties in engineering and the environment. She has taught technical writing to professional engineers and scientists in Canada and internationally; has published three textbooks about writing for scientific reporting consultants; and among other projects has contributed chapters to Editors Canada’s two most recent publications, Editing Canadian English and its companion volume, Editorial Niches.
This credential is offered by the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at UBC Okanagan. Questions about department courses and programs should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 2023-05-30 09:15