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Description

Meet the needs of your audience, accomplish your goals, and write for precision, clarity, and style.

Outline

Produce the powerful content, clear writing, and concise construction that characterizes excellent technical writing

Most business people are called upon to write for a variety of specific purposes and writing effectively is a vital business skill. In fact, studies show that across a broad spectrum of industries, 25% of our work week is spent on writing that is aimed at communicating technical detail. This course offers tools and approaches to help you get the process started, meet the needs of your audience, accomplish your goals, and adjust your writing for precision, clarity, and style. Some of the principles discussed include analyzing the situation, distinguishing between style and form, and making the process efficient. Since most of us must communicate in many different situations, the course will identify and provide strategies for dealing with the constraints of audience, purpose, format, formality, and occasion. Form, style, mechanics, and structure will be explored in detail with samples and exercises provided throughout the course to reinforce the concepts presented.

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Plan writing projects with a thorough understanding of a target audience
  • Format technical documents and avoid common errors of grammar
  • Appreciate document structure and the strategy of style
  • Improve the use of language precision in order to avoid confusion and ambiguity
  • Optimize the combination of words with images in technical documents

 

CANCELLATIONS are subject to a ten-percent processing fee if received 5 or fewer working days before the program start. REFUNDS are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be faxed to (612) 624-5359.

To register for all courses at once and receive a 10% discount, click on the Business Analysis, Business Writing, or Project Management Certificate link below.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
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Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Sep 27, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 20, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 26, 2019
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
--
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 24, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 17, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 23, 2019
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
--
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Dec 16, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 09, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Dec 15, 2019
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
--
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Feb 12, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 05, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 11, 2020
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
--
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 10, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 03, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 09, 2020
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
--
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 03, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
May 27, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 02, 2020
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
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