355:201 Research in the Disciplines

  Register for a topic of study related to your major or personal interest, develop your own research question within that topic, and learn the process of...

The Expos Five

The Expos Five

The Expos Five is a 35 minute documentary that follows five first-year students as they make their way through the only universally required course at Rutgers...

Minor in Business & Technical Writing

Minor in Business & Technical Writing

The Writing Program now offers a minor in Business & Technical Writing to all interested undergraduates in the School of Arts and Sciences.

355:355  Writing in the Professions (Law, Medicine, Psychology)

355:355 Writing in the Professions (Law, Medicine, Psychology)

This introductory course in legal writing is designed to help students read, write and think like lawyers.

355:101 Expository Writing

355:101 Expository Writing

The course is designed to help students learn to read deeply, think critically and write effectively about complex texts taken from The New Humanities Reader.

  • 355:201 Research in the Disciplines

  • The Expos Five

    The Expos Five

  • Minor in Business & Technical Writing

    Minor in Business & Technical Writing

  • 355:355  Writing in the Professions (Law, Medicine, Psychology)

    355:355 Writing in the Professions (Law, Medicine, Psychology)

  • 355:101 Expository Writing

    355:101 Expository Writing

355:202 Technical Writing Essentials

Coordinator/Contact:  William Magrino

Course Description:
Technical Writing Essentials is designed to meet the basic communication needs of students and working professionals in scientific or technical fields.  This course is also an excellent introductory writing course for students intending to pursue a certificate in technical writing.  Technical Writing Essentials covers issues of purpose and style while allowing students plenty of focused practice with short writing exercises.

Students will compose letters, memos, electronic messages, collaborative projects, mechanism descriptions, instructions, and short reports, and they will deliver brief oral presentations.  Work will be graded on a portfolio system, where revision will be rewarded.  Because much of the actual course work will be generated in class, attendance is mandatory.

As with all Business & Technical Writing courses, a significant amount of independent research is required to complete the course assignments. 

Course Text:
Daniel G. Riordan and Steven E. Pauley, Technical Report Writing Today, 9th edition

Tentative Supplemental Texts*:
*These do not need to be purchased
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William Murdick and Jonathan C. Bloemker, The Portable Technical Writer
Andrea Frantz, Cases in Technical Communication
Teresa Kynell and Wendy Stone, Scenarios for Technical Communication
Brian Halloway, Technical Writing Basics
APA, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

PALS

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The Program in American Language Studies (PALS) provides superior English language instruction to non-native English speakers for academic, professional, business, and social/acculturation purposes.

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WPI

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Rutgers University’s Writing Program Institute supports middle school and high school teachers and administrators through on-site professional development, outreach programs, and on campus workshops..

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