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VG501 – Introduction to Graduate Technical Communication


Nathaniel T. Murray;Michele Campbell

Credits: 1 credit



This course provides a practical introduction to technical communication in the engineering disciplines, with specific focus on preparing graduate students for the writing demands of theses and dissertations, as well as academic journal publication. Key areas of focus will include:
• Problem-need-solution analysis for technical project design
• Technical abstracts, their required sections, and keywords for database indexing
• Creating charts and diagrams that are appropriate for the variables being analyzed
• Analyzing visual data, with signaling words appropriate for the type of data represented
• Literature reviews, to identify research gaps and provide justification for your research

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