ERIC Number: ED239267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing for the Computer Industry.
Loeb, Helen M.
"Writing for the Computer Industry" is a two-quarter course that addresses the needs of English majors interested in careers as technical writers, graduate level students retraining for second careers as software technical writers, and computer science majors. Course work includes (1) analyzing audiences for computer documents and identifying existing materials; (2) discussing criteria used to evaluate layout, graphics, color, and other mechanical elements of documents; (3) editing existing documents and writing new information; (4) laying out a page to include graphics, heading levels, and lists; (5) testing documents; and (6) revising and preparing final drafts. (MM)
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Computer Programs, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Layout (Publications), Production Techniques, Programing, Student Needs, Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Not available separately; see CS 208 075.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A