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Introduction to Technical Writing

Learn essential information about technical writing and what differentiates it from other forms of writing in this free self-paced class. You'll explore the world of technical writing and the multiple job opportunities it offers, and also practice writing yourself.

Through this self-paced class, you will write a technical memo and utilize provided resources to evaluate and refine your writing. This will help you build a solid technical writing document to start off your portfolio!

What You'll Learn

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand technical writing as a practice distinct from other forms of writing.
  • Apply knowledge of sentence grammar to produce effective, correct, and rhetorically appropriate sentence constructions.
  • Identify personal areas for improvement in common grammar, punctuation, and syntax errors.

Technical Writing Certificate

You may also be interested in our Technical Writing Certificate, which includes the following courses:

  1. Free Introduction to Technical Writing (self-paced)
  2. Manuals: Instructions and Overviews
  3. Technical Editing and Report Writing
  4. Single-Sourcing and Methodology
  5. Usability and User-Centered Design
  6. Portfolio Creation

Please note that the Free Intro to Tech Writing class is self-paced and not required to receive a certificate. If you are new to technical writing, it is recommended that you complete this course and also take the other courses in the order outlined here.

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On demand. Access any time.
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Approximately 2-10 hours of student work
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Online
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Free

Past Students' Work

Take a look at some recent projects our students have created.