Donald Brasted-Maki

Course Descriptions

Donald Brasted-Maki
Instructor
Office: Moreland 228
Phone: 541-737-1640
Email: donald.brastedmaki at oregonstate.edu

Brasted-Maki Course Descriptions

Technical Writing (WR 327) will prepare you to produce instructive, informative, and persuasive documents aimed at well-defined and achievable outcomes. Technical documents are precise, concise, logically organized, and based on factual information. The purpose and target audience of each document determine the style that an author chooses, including document layout, vocabulary, sentence and paragraph structure, and visuals. To this end, this course will teach processes for analyzing “writing contexts” and producing effective, clean, and reader-centered documents in an efficient manner. You can expect to gather, read, and present the technical content of your field to various audiences in attractive, error-free copy, as well as to learn strategies for presenting that content orally.