Subject Resources


ELC3522 English for Technical Project Writing

This is a two-credit subject taken by students in the Department of Computing.

Learning outcomes

  1. Plan, organise and write logically-developed and convincing project proposals; and
  2. Organise and produce technical documents such as manuals and guidelines.

 

Eight Resources to Help YOU Get a Better Grade!


 

Project proposals

Content

 

Question

Q: I have no idea what topic to write in the proposal. Is there any help?

 

A: Your proposal should be "original, creative and sophisticated" to get a good grade. Watch the video of EcoGreenergy to get ideas for your Project Proposal.

 

Organisation

 

Question

 

Q: What is the structure of a project proposal?

A: Make sure that your proposal is clearly organised to get satisfactory grade for this criteria. Watch this video to give you an overview of the structure of your project proposal.

 

Language

 

Question

Q: Should I write the proposal in a formal style?

 

A: Appropriate style and tone is important in a project proposal. Make sure you are using plain English in your proposal. Watch this video for some advice.

 

Question

Q: I always get a low grade for my language. How can I improve it? 

 

A: To get a satisfactory grade for language, you need to produce accurate language.  If you need more help with your language join this online course.

 

User manuals

Content

 

Question

Q: What should go in a user manual? 

 

A: You need to make sure you complete the task requirements in order to get a good grade for Content. This video gives you useful tips about writing user manuals.

Organisation

 

Question

Q: How can I get a better grade for organisation in a user manual? 

 

A: The sequence and presentation of ideas is important when organising a user guide. Remember to use headings and numbering in your manual.

Language

 

Question

Q: Are there any tips for language?

 

A: You should use the appropriate grammatical structures in your writing. For example, use parallel structures in your writing. Watch this video to find out more.

And go to this site for more information about using parallel structures in your writing.