Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG111   20086-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 6-24-2008

ENG111  2008 Fall - 9999

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Occ

Technical and Professional Writing

Covers analyzing, planning, organizing, researching, and writing correspondence, reports, and presentations for specific work-related audiences. Includes integrating data and graphics into work-related documents and presentations.

Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of C, or better, or permission of Instructor.


Course Attribute(s):

General Education Designation: Literacy and Critical Inquiry - [L]

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ENG111  2008 Fall - 9999

Technical and Professional Writing



Analyze the relationship between audience and written communication. (I - VI)


Identify and describe the structure and components required in professional writing. (II)


Interpret information presented in data and incorporate into work-related projects. (II-VIII)


Incorporate graphics to support and develop documents. (II- VIII)


Demonstrate the principles of collaboration in writing and presenting team projects with peers. (III)


Find, integrate, and cite sources to support and develop documents. (IV)


Use appropriate voice, tone, diction, grammar, and mechanics to produce documents. (V)


Identify and apply the principles of writing correspondence. (VI)


Demonstrate the ability to write descriptions of products or processes. (VII)


Identify and apply the principles of writing various types of professional reports. (VIII)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ENG111  2008 Fall - 9999

Technical and Professional Writing


I. Overview of Professional Workplace Writing

A. Writing Process

B. Style

C. Purpose

D. Audience

II. Structure and Components

A. Organization

B. Design

C. Format

D. Data

E. Graphics

III. Collaboration

A. Writing with Partner

B. Writing on a Team

C. Ethics

IV. Research

A. Gathering

B. Organizing

C. Citing

D. Documenting

E. Paraphrasing and Summarizing

V. Style and Conventions

A. Citation style

B. Writing styles

C. Voice

D. Tone

E. Diction

F. Grammar

G. Mechanics

VI. Correspondence

A. Memos

B. Letters

C. E-mail

D. Application and Resume

E. Other

VII. Product Descriptions

A. Instruction

B. Procedure

C. Process

VIII. Professional Reports

A. Types of Reports

B. Purpose

C. Organization

D. Presentation


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