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Technical Writing

Introduction and Background

Technical writing is a broad term describing writing about a particular subject that requires direction, instruction, or explanation. It often involves the presentation of scientific and/or field-specific data through both words and graphics for fellow specialists and non-specialist readers.

This course will help participants write properly organized technical reports and other business-writing documents and will aid in streamlining in-house communications while reducing the need for re-writing, repetition, and clarification. The technical writing course will help participants improve their ability to write clearly and grammatically, to produce technical documents appropriate to their intended audience, and to know how to present top-quality documents.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Focus on grammar and style to effectively communicate
  • Explore appropriate styles of writing for specific technical purposes
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a technical document
  • Develop strategies to successfully communicate technical information to specialists and non-specialists using graphically presented data, executive summaries, and other ways to highlight key information

Refund Policy

University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.


Program Transfer Policy:

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.


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Course Code: ESB232