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Technical Reporting at Madison College

Develops writing skills which includes prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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Written Communication - Information Literacy Competencies

In addition to the general information literacy competencies for Madison College Libraries...

The Written Communication student will:

  • be able to navigate the Library Home Page
  • be aware of different types of information sources available
  • identify keywords from a topic statement and and find synonyms for those keywords
  • be able to execute simple searches in the Library Catalog
  • be aware of other catalogs and opportunities for retrieving those materials through interlibrary loan
  • know where to look for appropriate articles (often occupation-related research) from subscription databases
  • know how to access Madison College Libraries subscription databases from off-campus
  • be able to scan citations for currency, authority, and related subjects
  • know how to print, e-mail or save full-text documents from subscription databases
  • be able to, at a basic level, analyze books, articles, or web sites for authority, bias, and currency
  • be aware of appropriate citation management tools (e.g. Knightcite) to help create MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations