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Seana K Davidson
CEE 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Special topics in civil engineering offered as course with lecture and/or laboratory. Maximum of 6 credits in combination of CEE 498 and CEE 499 may be applied toward an undergraduate degree.

Class description

This course serves as a follow-up to materials covered in HCDE 231 Intro to Tech Writing. It is designed as a writing workshop to help develop good writing habits, practice and skills. Fundamental principals of technical writing will be reviewed and reinforced through practice. We will also spend time on basics of poster design. This class is linked to CEE 440 for students working on their papers as part of the requirements of CEE 440. Everyone will complete a final paper.

Student learning goals

Learn to organize and outline prior to drafting a paper.

Develop editing habits for eliminating writing clutter to accomplish clarity.

Develop writing practice habits.

Learn to present information in a clear, organized and informative form.

Learn to design posters with punch--easy to follow, message clear, and attractive.

Compose your writing with your audience in mind.

General method of instruction

There will be regular writing exercises and editing sessions. In class participation is required and necessary for your success.

Recommended preparation

HDCE 231

Class assignments and grading

There will be weekly short writing assignments, and assignments that are preparation steps for a final paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Seana K Davidson
Date: 12/04/2013