Engineer Your Text! (Technical Writing for People Who Want More) (Workshop)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
  • Aniko Balazs
Umfang1 SWS
SemesterWintersemester 2023/24
Stellung in StudienplänenSiehe TUMonline


Siehe TUMonline
Anmerkung: Gute Englischkenntnisse (intermediate to post-intermediate)


Learning Outcomes By the end of the course, you are expected to be able to - identify the role of psychological factors in writing and reading. - recognize the needs of different audiences. - show sensitivity to usability demands. - analyze technical documents and locate features of best-practice writing. - organize and manage your own writing.


Fuel your studies by the alternative energy of this workshop. Maximize your skills to write. Increase your writing efficiency. Use sustainable strategies and quality tools. Learn to write TUM (Technical, Understandable, Manageable) documents. This course will focus on the fundamentals of text manufacturing: materials, processes, designs, assembly methods, quality management, and performance monitoring.

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

Instructional Methods The workshop uses a constructivist approach to document analysis and text production based on recent academic literacy research. Cooperative learning methods like discussions, small group work, peer review, some direct instruction, and the independent work of the students ensure the diversity of knowledge transfer.

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

Persuasive Essay (max. 1000 words) or Scientific Abstract (max. 250 words) (ECTS: 1) Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist folgenden Modulen zugeordnet: CLA10412 Technical Writing (Engineer Your Text!) (1 Credit) Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie jedes Modul nur einmal in Ihrem Studium einbringen können

Empfohlene Literatur

Gopen, G. D. and Swan, J. A. (1990). The science of scientific writing. American Scientist, 78:57-63. Please access this article over the TUM Library link in advance. URL: