Technical Text, Handbooks & Leaflets

    Course details

    • Code: CWRT.5002
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)On Demand

Course Aim

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to examine the principles and practise of writing technical text, as relevant to nonfiction in a variety of forms, how-to publications, handbooks and leaflets.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Organise and write or rewrite source material appropriately to different levels/ages of comprehension
  2. Apply general principles of clear and correct writing to the writing of technical text.
  3. Analyse the importance of a book proposal in relation to a technical or how-to book;
  4. Design and develop information, how-to and service brochures (with a focus on appropriate text, not design except in regard to how design affects readability and comprehension).

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017