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SYLLABUS

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
TECHNICAL AND REPORT WRITING
INSTITUTION MISSION -VISION

COLLEGE GOALS

COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES

VISION
University of Eastern Pangasinan
envisions herself to be an excellent
learning community committed to shape a
progressive nation.
MISSION
University of Eastern Pangasinan
exists to develop highly competent
professionals and morally responsible
individuals through industry-responsive
curricular offerings innovative instructions.

NAME OF FACULTY:
CLARITA EMILIO EDDIO, MAEd.
2ND Semester School Year 2014-2015

1. Provide
essential
and
contemporary instruction that
covers all the competencies of
teacher education.
2. Build
the
foundation
of
knowledge thru innovative and
research oriented instruction.
3. Endow students with desirable
qualities
of behavior and
character to be a model of
integrity,
commitment
and
dedication.

1. Support approaches to learning that


will develop new knowledge that
response effectively to the changing
needs and condition of the society.
2. Encourage students to be actively
engaged in research and community
participation to advance knowledge for
improving quality education.
3. Inculcate positive values that will shape
them to become morally and socially
responsible.

CLASS SCHEDULE:
TTH 12:30-2:00PM

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COURSE NUMBER:
COURSE TITLE:
CREDIT UNITS:
PREREQUISITE:
COURSE
DESCRIPTION

ENG 03
TECHNICAL AND REPORT WRITING
3 Units
English 1
The course is designed to introduce the students to the written conventions of technical writing
and their applications in the field of education. Structured for students majoring in English, this
course emphasizes the elements, methods, and format necessary for producing well-organized,
clear and concise writings. Emphasis is placed on techniques which technical writers employ
and which Education students will find useful, both academically and professionally. Special
emphasis is given to writing a great research. The main output of this course would be a well
written research paper that is presented to the panel of examiners.

VI.

COURSE RATIONALE:

Writing is an essential activity that is required of both students and professionals. As a student,
one finds writing as an indispensable tool for a majority of his learning tasks, such as notetaking, composition writing, research writing and many other writing activities. As a
professional, one realizes that the ability to write effective correspondence and documents is
not only a job requirement, but a plus factor as well. In either case, knowledge and skill in
technical writing are both essential and beneficial.

VII.

COURSE GENERAL
OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the semester, students are expected to have full comprehension of the
fundamentals of technical writing and to be able to apply them in actual writing activities.
Specifically, the students are expected to
1. Think through writing situations and create written reports and technical literature that
will effectively present information to meet the readers needs.
2. Appreciate the values and significance of effective technical writing.
3. Apply the standards of good technical writing style in creating reports, documents and a
variety of technical literature.
4. Write a research paper related to the students area of specialization.

VIII. COURSE OUTLINE


No.
of
Hour
s

Specific Objectives

Course Content and


Specific Topics

Teaching and Learning


Episodes
Teacher

15
hrs

Understand the
nature of technical
writing.
Comprehend the
basic principles on
which good technical
writing is founded
Determine the
properties of
technical writing and
the ways of
achieving them
Understand how the
scope of technical
writing is divided into
two basic aspects

PRELIM PERIOD
Definition and characteristics Lecture/
of technical writing
Participation
Basic principles of technical
Discussion
writing

Properties of technical writing

Basic aspects of technical


writing

Instructional
Materials

Assessment

Students

Passive
Listening
Interactive
Question
and Answer

Lecture Notes
Whiteboard/
Blackboard

Class
Participation
Group/Individual
Activities/
Exercises
Recitation
Quizzes
Examination

Identify the different


types of technical
reports/ literature
that are commonly
required of teachers
and education
students
Learn the step by
step process of
writing a great
research paper

Technical literature (end


products of technical writing)

A. Writing a Great
Research Paper
1. Selecting a Topic
2. Starting your
research
3. Parts of the Research
Paper
4. Finding the Best
Sources
5. Plagiarism
6. Taking Notes
7. How to be
Persuasive
8. Writing your first
Draft
9. Quoting, Citing, &
Paraphrasing
10. Formatting your
Paper
11. Perfecting your
draft

Lecture/

Participation
Discussion

Passive
Listening
Interactive
Question
and Answer

Lecture Notes
Whiteboard/
Blackboard

Class
Participation
Group/Individual
Activities/
Exercises
Recitation
Quizzes
Examination

Passive
Listening
Interactive
Question

Lecture Notes
Whiteboard/Black
board

Class
Participation
Group/Individual
Activities/Exerci

Midterm Period
15
Hrs.

Develop skills that


require particular
attention in the
preparation of

Skills needed in the


preparation of end products
-Outline
-Organization

Lecture/
Participation
Discussion

technical papers

Clarify the problem


of what should be
defined in technical
writing, methods of
defining what needs
to be defined and
where definitions can
be most effectively
placed.
Understand the
fundamentals and
classifications and
partition and identify
the rules to follow in
presenting a
classification
Learn how to
organize details of
description, manner
of presenting and the
use of illustrations to
reinforce textual
description
Learn when to use

- Style
- Format
- Graphic aids
-Special techniques
1. Definition
- what to define
- method of definition
- rules to follow
- where to place
definition

2. Classification and
Partition
- when to use
- rules to follow
- writing procedures

3. Description
- parts of the
presentation
- principles of
organization
- illustrations

c. Process I and

and Answer

ses
Recitation
Quizzes
Examination

Process I and Process


II, how to present the
description of the
process and what
style to use
Present the topic
proposal for the
approval of the panel
of examiners

Process II
- parts of the
presentation
- Style (mood and voice)

RESEARCH PROPOSAL ORAL


DEFENSE
Pre-Final Period

12
Hrs.

Apply fundamentals
and techniques of
technical writing to
actual process of
writing and
presenting technical
papers with
emphasis on
organization and
mechanics

Writing technical
reports/ literature
B. Lesson Plans
C. Modules
D. Formal Reports

Lecture/
Participation
Discussion
Demonstrati
on

Passive
Listening
Interactive
Question
and Answer

Lecture Notes
Whiteboard/
Blackboard
Samples
of
technical reports/
literature

Class
Participation
Group/Individual
Activities/
Exercises
Recitation
Quizzes
Examination

FINAL
PERIOD
12
Hrs.

Apply fundamentals
and techniques of
technical writing to
actual process of

E. Business Letters

Lecture/
Participation

Passive
Listening
Interactive

Lecture Notes
Whiteboard/
Blackboard

Class
Participation
Group/Individual

writing and
presenting technical
papers with
emphasis on
organization and
mechanics

Discussion

Question
and Answer

Samples
of
technical reports/
literature

FINAL DEFENSE FOR THE


RESEARCH

Activities/
Exercises
Recitation
Quizzes
Examination

A student is expected to comply with the following:


1.
2.
3.
4.

Must have at least 80% attendance of the prescribed number of days.


Obtain satisfactory ratings to the quizzes (a minimum of two) and the major examinations.
Submit compilation of all the requirements at the end of the semester.
Write a research paper and to successfully present them before the panel of examiners

GRADING SYSTEM
PRELIMS
Major Exam

MIDTERMS
Major Exam

PRE FINALS
Major Exam

REFERENCES
FINALS
Major Exam

BOOKS
Methods of Research
Writing and Applied Statistics by

OTHER
S

40%
Class Standing
60%

40%
Class Standing
60%

40%
Class Standing
60%

40%
Class Standing
60%

CS Breakdown:
Quiz
30%
Project
20%
Recitation
10%

CS Breakdown:
Quiz
30%
Project
20%
Recitation
10%

CS Breakdown:
Quiz
30%
Project
20%
Recitation
10%

CS Breakdown:
Quiz
30%
Project
20%
Recitation
10%

1
0
0
%

100%
100%

100%
FINAL GRADE
= Prelim + Midterm
+ Pre
Final +
Final Grade
4

Francisco M. Zulueta and Jose R.


Perez. Navotas City. National.
2010.
Research Writing for
Beginners
by
Mabel
S.
Sustiverio-Latada, Ph.D. Makati.
National. 2011
Technical and Report
Writing by Paterna E. Manalo
and Virginia E. Fermin. Manila.
National. c2007
Integrated Business and
Technical Communication by
Efren F. Abulencia. Manila.
National. c2008
Technical
Writing
for
Filipino Students by Rebecca
Alcantara. Quezon City. Katha.
c2010
Technical
Writing
by
Vicente, Mogol & Sumanga.
Mandaluyong. Rex. c2011
Enhancing
Technical
Writing Skills by Igoy et.al.
Manila. Grandwater Pub. c2010
Handbook of Technical
Writing by Gerald J. Alfred, 2009
The Elements of
Technical Writing by Gary Blake,
2010.
Technical English:
Writing, Reading & Speaking 9th
Edition by Ann Later, 2010.

Technical
Communication:
A
readerCentered Approach by Paul V.
Anderson, 2011.

Prepared by:

CLARITA EMILIO EDDIO, MAEd.


Faculty

Approved by:

FELY B. BALGOA, Ed.D


Program Head