Tech Communication OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Technical Communications Course by MIT

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Develop strong written, verbal and visual communication skills in this free online OpenCourseWare from MIT. 'Intro to Tech Communication' is intended for undergraduate-level students studying any scientific or technical subject, including Biology or Computer Science.

Intro to Tech Communication: Course Specifics

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Intro to Tech Communication: Course Description

Scientists and researchers rely on strong writing abilities to effectively communicate their ideas both to coworkers and to the community. MIT's 'Intro to Tech Communication' OpenCourseWare introduces students to the skills they need to accomplish clear and informative technical writing. Examples of technical documents explored by students in this class include progress reports, research analyses, scientific articles, conference papers and grant proposals. The course covers methods of composition and organization of technical information, as well as the writing guidelines of scientific disciplines. MIT professor Kimberly De Vries teaches this undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare.

The course website offers a list of suggested readings, written assignments and a collection of links to relevant writing resources. To download the course materials, or to learn more, visit the introduction to technical communication course page.

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