Study instructions and overviews in this expert-led online course. In just four weeks, you'll learn how to use professional technical writing conventions of clean and clear design, style, and layout of written materials.
In this class you'll work on an owner's manual as part of your technical writing portfolio. This means you'll focus on important areas for technical writers to develop such as instructions and procedures, technical descriptions, process overviews and more.
Throughout the process you'll receive feedback on your writing from OSU writing instructors to help you refine your document and advance your technical writing skills. At the end of the course you'll have a lengthy technical writing document to include as part of your portfolio.
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
The certificate series includes the following component courses, which may be taken together or individually:
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.