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Course SummaryTake Technical Writing for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply towards your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging English video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your English teaching license with Technical Writing for Teachers. Brush up on technical writing topics so you can better teach composition, report writing, and other English topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn English credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about technical editing and technical reports.
- Check your knowledge of things like business reports and technical instructions with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert English instructors.
- Earn three college credits by taking the CLEP Technical Writing exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Technical Writing for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- English and business teachers who want to brush up on technical writing
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging technical writing videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a technical writing unit or course
- Aspiring English teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make technical writing easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert English instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review technical writing terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn English credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Public Speaking for Teachers, Workplace Communication for Teachers, and Supervision Principles for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in technical writing as well as college composition, English literature, English usage, and other English topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Technical Writing for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Introduction to Technical Writing (characteristics of technical communication, audience-centered communication, legal and ethical communication, types of technical documents)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Prewriting for Technical Documents (adapting your message to your audience, choosing your channel of communication, locating research materials, conducting surveys and interviews, avoiding plagiarism)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Writing Technical Documents (connecting with your audience through writing, selecting the best words for your message, using nondiscriminatory language, structuring and organizing your message)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Technical Editing and Rewriting (achieving clarity in technical communication, proofreading your message, revising your message, giving and responding to constructive feedback)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Elements of Technical Documents (types of definitions in technical writing, ethical dilemmas, technical specifications, introductions and conclusions)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Usability Testing and Technical Writing (planning for usability testing, roles of usability testers, making recommendations)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Informal Technical Reports (informal vs. formal reports, progress reports, research and laboratory reports, incidence reports)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Formal Technical Reports (components of formal reports, recommendation reports, feasibility reports, evaluation reports)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Business Reports (informational and analytical reports, executive summaries in business reports and proposals, collaborative report writing using wikis)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Technical Correspondence (types of correspondence, letter components, emails, memos)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||Technical Resumes and Cover Letters (types of resumes, letters of employment, parts of the resume, the curriculum vitae)|
|Day 12||Chapter 12||Technical Instructions (ethical considerations in writing technical instructions, role of visuals in technical instructions, using checklists to evaluate technical instructions)|
|Day 13|| Chapter 13|
| How to Write Manuals (types of manuals, print manuals vs. e-manuals, standard operating procedure)|
How to Write Proposals (types of proposals, persuasive elements of proposals, writing requests for proposals)
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for technical writing|
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