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Republic of the Philippines

MARIKINA POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE


Sta. Elena, Marikina City

LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE TITLE TECHNICAL WRITING INCLUDING FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH

COURSE NO. ENGLISH 221

SCHOOL YEAR &


SY 2016 – 2017 SECOND SEMESTER
SEMESTER

FACULTY MR. LORENZO RUIZ C. COSTO

COURSE PRE-
None
REQUISITES

COURSE DESCRIPTION Technical Writing including Fundamentals of Research is a course that prepares the students to write effectively in research, reports and business
letters and other writings that deal in science and technology. It covers the different basic principles, techniques, and styles of technical writing like
definition, description, classification, partition, etc. In making research, different reports, proposals and business letters.

COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. To provide students with basic concepts and principles in technical writing including fundamentals of research.
2. To develop students’ technical writing skills which will enhance their communicative competence.

MPC VISION, MISSION Vision:


& GOALS
The Marikina Polytechnic College shall be the national center for higher professional teacher and technical education and training and development
center for shoe and leather craft and other allied industries by 2020.
Mission:
The College is committed to promote quality and relevant education and training for prospective administrators, teachers, trainers and technopreneurs

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and to produce quality researches for the development of shoe and leather craft and other allied industries.

1. Apply concepts and principles in technical writing.


COURSE LEARNING
2. Demonstrate ability to write different technical writing outputs.
OUTCOMES
3. Show understanding of how technical writing works in relation to commercial, industrial, and academic fields.

SESSION NUMBER INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY /


COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES TOPIC / CONTENT ASSESSMENT
(BY WEEK) STRATEGIES / ACTIVITY

What is Technical Writing?


A. Definition of Technical Writing
Apply concepts and principles in
B. Technical Writers Concept mapping on the Learning Sheet 1
WEEK 1 technical writing.
C. Difference Between Technical & introduction of Technical Writing Quiz 1
Literary Writing
D. Basic Principles of Technical
Writing

Apply concepts and principles in What are the different end Presentation and discussion Portfolio on Technical Writing
WEEK 2 technical writing. products of Technical Writing?
Show and Tell Quiz 2

What are the fundamentals of


research? How should a research
Demonstrate ability to write report be written?
WEEK 3-4 Presentation and Discussion Quiz 3
different technical writing outputs. A. Definition of Research
B. Types of Research
C. Parts of a Research Paper

Demonstrate ability to write Research Report


WEEK 5 D. How to Write a Research Report Presentation and Discussion
different technical writing outputs.

Demonstrate ability to write


WEEK 6-7 E. Research Writing Consultation Research Paper
different technical writing outputs.

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WEEK 8 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
What are the fundamental
techniques of Technical Writing?
A. Definition
Demonstrate ability to write B. Description of a Mechanism Instruction Manual with Actual
WEEK 9 Presentation and discussion
different technical writing outputs. C. Description of a Process Product
D. Classification
E. Partition
F. Interpretation
Show understanding of how What is Technical Report?
technical writing works in relation
WEEK 10 A. Nature of Technical Report Lecture & Discussion Quiz 4
to commercial, industrial and
academic fields. B. Elements & Characteristics

What are the types of technical


report?

Show understanding of how A. Recommendation Recommendation Report


technical writing works in relation B. Progress Group Reporting
WEEK 11-12 C. Proposal Or
to commercial, industrial and Show & Tell
academic fields. D. Feasibility Feasibility Study
E. Oral
F. Formal
G. Graphic Aids
What is a business letter?
A. Definition of Business Letters
Show understanding of how
B. Elements of the Business Letter
technical writing works in relation
WEEK 13 C. Miscellaneous Elements of Lecture & Discussion Quiz 5
to commercial, industrial and
Business Letters
academic fields.
D. Styles of Business Letters
E. Types of Business Letters
Show understanding of how What are the types of business
WEEK 14-16 Group Reporting OJT Application Letter
technical writing works in relation letters?

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to commercial, industrial and A. Application Role Playing Resume
academic fields. B. Inquiry
Follow-up Letter
C. Reply to Inquiry
D. Order
E. Acknowledgement
F. Claim & Adjustment
G. Adjustment
H. Sales
I. Transmittal
J. Recommendation
K. Appointment
L. Invitation
M. Acceptance & Declination to
Invitation
N. Resignation
O. Commendation
P. Congratulations on Promotion
Q. Thank You
R. Welcome
S. Announcement
WEEK 17 FINAL EXAMINATION

Course References:
Alcantara, R. & F. Espina (2010). Technical writing for the Filipino students. Metro Manila: Katha Publishing Co., Inc.
Aquino, F.O. et al. (2010). Business English and correspondence. Mandaluyong City: CachoHermanos, Inc.
Baraceros, E. (2011). Business correspondence (2nd Ed.). Quezon City: Rex Printing Company, Inc.
Baraceros, E. (2011). Technical writing (in this era of globalization and modern technology). Quezon City: Rex Printing Company, Inc.
Cayaban-Casela, N. & G.J. Madara-Cuevas (2010). Developing technical writing skills towards meeting academic challenges. Mandaluyong City: Books Atbp Publishing Corp.
Egipto, JJ (2011). Writing business letters. Quezon City: Rex Printing Company, Inc.
Menoy, J. (2010). Business communication and report writing: A practical approach. Mandaluyong City: Books Atbp Publishing Corp.
Menoy, J. (2013). The simplified research and technical report writing (3rd Ed.). Mandaluyong City: Books Atbp Publishing Corp.
Tendero, E. Etal (2010). Technical writing for research, reports and business letters. Valenzuela City: Mutya Publishing House, Inc.

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Additional Supplementary Materials:

Course Requirements:
Attendance / Attitude – 10%, Quizzes – 20%, Recitation / Class Participation – 20%, Midterm / Final Test – 25%, Assignments / Projects / Activities – 25%
Final Grade = 1/3 of Midterm Grade + 2/3 of Final Term Grade
Course Policies:
Students are expected to observe the Academic Policies and Code of Conduct and Discipline based on the Student Manual.
Consultation Period:
To be determined before the start of the semester.
ASSESSMENT

COURSE OUTCOMES PERFORMANCE INDICATORS EVIDENCES OF PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE STANDARD

1. Apply concepts and principles in Pass all formative and summative Following a set of rubrics, students are 75% minimum compliance to all course
technical writing. exams. expected to submit a) an instruction manual, requirements. All technical papers shall be
b) an application letter with resume and a evaluated through rubrics.
follow up letter, c) recommendation report
2. Demonstrate ability to write Write technical reports.
Students are expected to pass the given
different technical writing outputs.
quizzes after each lesson (80%).
3. Show understanding of how Following a set of criteria, students are
technical writing works in relation expected to perform tasks such as group
to commercial, industrial and works, group reports and group
academic fields. presentations.

Prepared: Noted: Approved:

LORENZO RUIZ C. COSTO, LPT JOSEFINE M. MANGAOANG, LPT ELPIDIO C. QUINZON, ED.D. ROWENA C. MANDE, ED.D.
Instructor, Languages Department Head, Languages Department Dean, College of Technical Teacher Education Vice President for Academic Affairs