Technical Writing, ENG 2575

At the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech), I am the ENG 2575, Technical Writing Coordinator for the the Professional and Technical Writing Program of the Department of English. The College Catalog describes this course as, “Students communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, using electronic media such as the Internet, Power Point and graphics programs. Students also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models and practice collaborative research and presentation.”

Below, you can find my sample documents for instructors of ENG 2575.

Also, I am including syllabi and assignments that I developed while teaching Technical Communication, LMC 3403 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is closely aligned City Tech’s ENG 2575 in terms of student learning outcomes. Of note, the “Reader-Centered and Process-Driven Foundations” assignment covers a lot of cognitive, rhetorical, and multimodal topics by bringing together haptics (LEGO), audience, and design into an early project. Plus, it’s a lot of fun for the students and instructor.


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Sample syllabi, assignments, book list, and resources for ENG 2575, Technical Writing


Fall 2016

Syllabus, Technical Writing


Georgia Tech


Spring 2014


Unit 1, Reader-Centered and Process-Driven Foundations (LEGO Instructions)

Unit 2, Career-Focused Communication

Unit 3, Service Learning Project


Fall 2013


Unit 1, Managing Complexity

Unit 2, Reader-Centered and Process-Driven Foundations

Unit 3, Career-Focused Communication

Unit 4, Service Learning Project

Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

Reach him by email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu.


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