This course is designed to develop the writing skills that will be required in the technical workplace. Students will learn to select and use appropriate language and layout for technical documents and write documents that are clear, accurate, and grammatically correct. Students will practise reading and writing skills that will be valuable in their college programs and build a strong base for professional technical and business writing. Those students who plan to further their studies will develop the fundamental skills for writing acceptable academic English. To help students reach these goals, the course covers the following: analytical reading and critical thinking; the organization and development of various technical documents; and the elements of clear writing, including grammar and punctuation skills.