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Engineering Electrical Engineering - How important is technical writing?

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    My professor highly recommended to us that we take a technical writing course because apparently it looks really good on the resumes. What is your opinion on this?

    This applies for any Electrical/Electronics Engineers/Technicians.
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  3. Sep 8, 2011 #2


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    if you timetable allow it, go for it. These type of skills are invaluable
  4. Sep 8, 2011 #3
    I wouldn't count on getting extra interviews because you had a technical writing course on your resume, but I'd certainly agree that communication skills are invaluable and it is well-worth your time and effort to develop them.
  5. Sep 8, 2011 #4
    By all means, go for it. Good writing skills can't ever be overvalued.
  6. Sep 13, 2011 #5
    I'm not sure the technical writing course will do anything for your resume, but good technical writing is critical for being an effective engineer. No matter how you learn it, make sure you are a good technical writer.
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