Course Description –
The student will study and practice technical and scientific editing skills, develop and improve effectiveness of personal writing skills, engage in effective peer-editing, and complete a major editing project.
- A Grade of “C” or Above in ENGL 2053
Required Course Resources –
- Rude, Carolyn D., and Angela Eaton. Technical Editing. Boston: Longman, 2011.
Course Objectives –
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of standards, styles, and formats for technical productions such as newspaper and magazine stories containing technical information, proposals, manuals, and technical reports.
- Students will accurately revise and edit journal and magazine articles, newspaper pages, and professional and technical reports using field-appropriate lay out, styles and conventions.
- Students will demonstrate their own writing abilities through extensive revision and rewriting of technical publications for clarity and, in other cases, for readability by non-technical audiences.
- Students will collaborate effectively with others to produce a final version of a technical or professional publication.
English Major Outcome Objectives –
- Should be able to edit and use language in varied contexts. The student will rewrite an agricultural paper, for example, for readability by extension clientele.
- Should be able to demonstrate competence in written communication. The student will comprehend and apply language, conventions, and data belonging to a technical field, such as marketing goat products, in order to revise and edit a publication or report so that it communicates effectively.