This course is designed to develop the writing skills that are required in the technical workplace. Students learn to select and use appropriate language and layout for technical documents and write documents that are clear, accurate and grammatically correct. Students 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. To complete this course successfully, students must produce writing that meets or surpasses the minimum departmental standards as set out in criterion sheets.