Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-702: Technical Writing for Engineers: Genre Foundations




Mini 2 (Genre Foundations) is designed for engineering students ready to focus on archival genres that report new knowledge, genres including but not limited to conference papers and journal publications. Students will learn principles of academic novelty and its history in the Royal Society. We will use customized software that give students a “zoomed-in” look at the impressive variety through which introductions establish significance and how they open a “gap” that the author’s research was designed to fill. We will overview the important genre features and functions of the various sections of the archival paper. Students are expected to bring to the course archival documents they are currently preparing to submit. Students will use the mini to execute a systematic revision of their document based on the genre functions and features discussed.

Prerequisites: ECE PhD standing is required

Last Modified: 2020-12-01 12:39PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
  • Spring 2018
  • Spring 2017
  • Spring 2016