Online "Effective Writing for Engineers" Course


Choose the option that works best for you:

Option 1: Independent Study/Quick Study - $579.00 See Details
  • Our lowest-priced option
  • Access to each module for one week
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • No feedback on written work
Option 2: Expert Guide - $709.00 See Details
  • Our mid-priced option
  • Access to each module for two weeks
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Personal editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • View new modules at your convenience.
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Option 3: Pace Yourself - $999.00 See Details
  • Our most flexible option
  • Access to all modules at once for a total of six months
  • You view the modules when you’re ready
  • Review the modules in any order you choose — all at once or one at a time — and review past modules any time
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Professional editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • One video-chat session with your editor per-module
 
Purchase any online course by Feb. 28, 2015 and enjoy 2014 pricing;
prices will increase Mar. 1, 2015

Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization. Find out more.
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Benefits

  • Hone your planning, writing, and revising strategies to write clear, concise engineering documents
  • Learn techniques to generate documents in less time and with less hassle
  • Discover strategies, based on problem-solving skills, that will help you write more effective documents
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Engineers are natural problem-solvers and critical thinkers. This online course takes advantage of these attributes by using critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to help engineers hone the techniques they need to make their writing more concise, precise, and readable. 

Features
  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • Discussion and examples supplement
  • Writing aids
  • Knowledge checks
  • Weekly writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing (Options 2 and 3)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • One online chat session with your editor per-module (Option 3)

Topics

Module 1: Planning the Document
  • Analyzing audience purpose
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Eliminating distractions
Module 2: Using Organization to Guide Readers
  • Using appropriate organizational strategies
  • Using organization to guide readers
  • Organizing sentences and paragraphs for greatest effect
Module 3: Writing Readable Documents
  • Being precise and concise
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language "traps"
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Writing Concise, Precise Documents
  • Meeting readers' needs for conciseness
  • Using longer and shorter paragraphs and sentences for greatest impact
  • Linking ideas
  • Constructing effective paragraphs
  • Using headings and subheadings
Module 5: Using Logic to Build the Argument
  • Using logic in technical documents
  • Gaining reader "buy-in"
  • The components of logic
Module 6: Writing Engineering Reports
  • Writing the body of the engineering report
  • Writing the supplementary components (executive summary, Introduction)
  • Using transitions to create "flow"
  • Writing the Recommendations and Conclusions sections
Module 7: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • Understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Editing for readability
  • Proofreading strategies
 

Need more info? Contact us to receive a PDF that outlines objectives and concepts covered in the course. We can also customize the course for your organization.

Cost: Three pricing options, with discounts for multiple attendees from the same organization! Contact us for more info.

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