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2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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CJR 390 - Technical Writing

The interpretation, rewriting, and editing of specialized material for both professional and general readers is emphasized. For advanced students in the sciences or writing. Students are required to read professional journals in one scientific or technical field, e.g., medicine, environmental science, chemistry, biology, psychology, computer science, communications, economics, or sociology. There will be practice in analyzing, organizing, and presenting information to a variety of audiences for different purposes. Writing definitions, abstracts, and instruction guides will also be used to develop clarity, concision, and control. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: CJR 256 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

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