July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
In our two-week session, students will work closely with local company iFixit to write repair guides for iFixit.com. In teams of 3-4, students will pick out a device (such as a vacuum, laptop, or printer) at the iFixit office and will reverse engineer it to write these repair guides. Once students take apart their devices, they will photograph the steps of putting the devices back together and will write repair guides to empower others to engage repair their items. In addition to improving writing skills and learning the syntax and format of instructional and technical writing, students will gain valuable group experience and learn how to effectively communicate in workplace teams.
Meet your instructor
Instructional & Technical Writing Cal Poly SLO
Morgan has been teaching writing and technical communications in the English department at Cal Poly for 10 years. She teaches Technical Editing, Writing Arguments about STEM, Technical Writing for Engineers, Writing & Rhetoric, and Argumentation and loves anything related to the field of technical communications.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).
iFixit EDU team will join the class for a guest practicum. Students will go on field trip to the iFixit office to meet with tech writers and Cal Poly grads