Welcome to Technical Writing for CTE, an open source e-textbook designed specifically for use in LBCC’s WD4 (Technical Writing for Welders) and all versions of IN4 (Technical Writing for CTE).
In this easy-to-navigate textbook, you’ll find all the necessary lessons and handouts for the course. The textbook is organized chronologically to accompany the course’s weekly TO DO list on Moodle.
You may view the book’s content by navigating from the CONTENTS pull-down menu at the top left of the screen or by simply clicking the Next:-> link at the lower right of the screen.
IN4/WD4 covers the processes and fundamentals of writing field-specific technical documents, including organization and development, audience analysis, diction and style, writing mechanics and standard usage, and the editing, proofing, and revising process required for successful workplace writing. The course focuses on writing workplace documents commonly written by technicians: emails, descriptions, customer intake documents, project closeout documentation, bad news messages, instructions, summaries, accident reports, and employment docs (resumes and cover letters), etc.