Dec 01, 2023
GTW 101 - Writing for Trades and Technical Occupations 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Applied technical reading and writing components necessary for trade and industrial occupations. Includes review of grammar; spelling and sentence building basics; reading trade and technical texts critically; and practical application of writing including writing for clarity, accuracy and professionalism as they relate to job functions, occupational requirements and effective communications across trades.
Gen-Ed: Meets CTE - COMM.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Use basic grammar, spelling and sentence structure to communicate in a clear and concise manner for trade-specific demands, occupational field requirements, safety standards, and related consumer audiences.
- Read materials from trade journals and other trade related texts in a manner that illustrates thought processes and comprehension.
- Identify the difference between formal and informal communications as well as interpret and use the concepts of audience, tone, content, and structure when communicating messages in the work place.
- Identify the difference between informative and persuasive writing and how each is applied in the work place.
- Complete work related written communications such as resumes, letters, memos, emails and has knowledge as to which type of communication is appropriate for a specific purpose and audience.
- Complete general forms, reports, contracts, proposals, change orders and tie-in notes concisely and clearly.
- Review of Basic Communication Skills
- Sentence structure
- Reading Comprehension
- Communication Basics
- Formal communication
- Informal communication
- Communication of Intent
- Use of Tone
- Interpretation of tone
- Content and organization
- Informative and Persuasive Writing in the Work Place
- Informative Writing
- Reporting facts
- Summarizing (skills, data, events, etc.)
- Explaining a process or “how-to”
- Persuasive Writing
- Selling yourself (to be hired or for a promotion)
- Selling services
- Selling concepts, ideas, etc.
- Work Related Written Communications
- Appropriate choice of written communication
- Work Related Forms
- General forms
- General reports
- Change orders
- Work tie-in notes
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