Overview of technical writing courses

The following table summarizes the technical writing courses:

Title and course details Summary Pre-Class In-Class
Technical Writing One Learn the critical basics of technical writing. Take this course before taking any of the other courses. 2 hours 2 to 2.5 hours
Technical Writing Two Practice four intermediate topics in technical writing. 1 hour 2 to 2.5 hours

The pre-class components introduce topics; the in-class components help students integrate and practice those topics. That said, the pre-class work, by itself, provides significant educational value.

Google provides all the materials needed to run the in-class sessions at your own organization. If you'd like to facilitate the in-class sessions for your organization, please see Facilitating Technical Writing Courses.

We've aimed Technical Writing One and Technical Writing Two at the following audiences:

  • software engineers
  • software engineering or computer science students

Additionally, many people in engineering-adjacent roles (such as product managers) have also benefited from these courses.