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Technical Writing Seminar 

The Technical Writing & Presentation Courses (47000-34 and 47000-35) were originally designed to stress speaking skills because it was thought that students’ reading and writing skills are generally better than their listening and speaking skills on the whole. Due to recent student feedback requesting more time on technical writing skills, however, KIO has decided to organize a special half-day (2 sessions: 100 mins each) “free” seminar on Feburary 7th to deal specifically with technical writing skills. Poster (PDF).

Course Information

Session 1 of the seminar covers a review of common errors and important points of good technical writing. The instructor will make every effort to minimize items covered in the Technical Writing & Presentation course, but some key concepts (with different examples) will be included due to their importance. Topics will include using precise words, using different verb tenses for different sections of the thesis, establishing importance, avoiding faulty comparisons, being consistent, maintaining proper parallel structure, and other points.

In Session 2, the instructor will correct participant writing (anonymously, of course!) on the screen to illustrate the relevance of the concepts. Time will be allotted for questions at the end of each session.

All participants will receive copies of the materials for easy note-taking. Even if the instructor may only use parts of submitted writings for instructional purposes, all writings will be corrected and returned to every participant with a list of suggested areas for your own improvement sometime after the seminar.

English will be the language of instruction.

Seminar Day Time Place

Technical Writing Seminar

Feburary 7th, 2013

1)13:00-14:40

2)14:50-16:20

 

Kashiwa Library
Application Starts Application End Instructor Credit

middle-end of Dec

Feburary 1st , 2013

John Freeman

 

 None

   Application Procedure

Please apply from online application. Registered participants are expected to submit one A4 page, or approximately 3-4 paragraphs, that typifies their own technical writing in English.

 

Updated: Jan. 30, 2012

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