Technical Writing for Computer Engineers




What would you like to know?

  • Instructor: Gerald B. Moulds
    • Office hours: Wednesdays 11:00am-1:00pm (or by appointment)
    • Office Location: Engineering-2, Room 237A
    • e-mail:
  • Teaching Assistant: Janelle Yong
  • Teaching Assistant: Benjamin Lacara
    • Office Hours: Monday, 2:00-3:30, McHenry Library, Hoffman's Bakery
    • Email:
  • Class meetings
    • Location: Engineering-2 #194
    • Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:45pm


  • Assignments:



Rough Draft Due

Final Due

1. Resume and Cover Letter

Oct 1

Oct 3

2. Grant Proposal

Oct 10

Oct 15

3. LaTeX Tutorial

Oct 24

Oct 29

4. Project Proposal


Oct 31

5. Background Chapter

Nov 7 

Nov 12

6. Document Specification


Nov 14

7. Poster Project


Nov 19 and 21

8. Final Project

 Dec 3

Dec 10

9.Oral Presentations


Throughout Quarter

 Submitting papers:

    • All assignments must be submitted on paper.
  • Electronic submission will not be allowed except through special arrangements.
  • All papers (except the Resume and Cover Letter) should be double-spaced.
  • All papers must be peer edited before they are submitted.
    • Papers should be signed "Peer edited by [insert name]"
    • Any paper not peer edited will be returned ungraded.
  • Late papers are subject to a reduction in grade.
    • Grade reduction applies to rewrites, affecting the maximum possible grade for the assignment.
  • Portfolios: At the end of the quarter, you will hand in a portfolio of all your work for the quarter, including rough drafts and any rewrites.


Grades will be mostly (~80%) based on the total portfolio of work you turn in at the end of the class.  This consists of five major writing projects (including your final project).  Failure to turn in a major writing project will most likely result in a failing grade.  To a lesser degree (~20%) your grade will be based on your oral presentation, poster project, various minor writing assignments, and your participation in class discussions.

  • Collaboration is good, and plagiarism is bad. Read more about it here.



On November 19 and 21, meet at the Jack Baskin Lounge in Baskin Engineering, otherwise known as the Whiteboards room.


Poster Information:

  • You can get your poster printed for $33-$83 (see below) at BELS if it meets the standard size of 48"x36"
    • The cost of your poster depends on how early you submit it.  Cost is $33 if submitted 5 business days before pickup, $83 for one-day turnaround, and a sliding scale in-between.   See the BELS page for details, and plan accordingly.
    • BELS has suggestions and requirements for making a good poster.  Go to their pages on poster printing and poster guidelines.
    • BELS also lists some excellent poster resources at Cornell and Swarthmore.


Poster Dates:

Nov 19

Antonich Travis
Barajas  Carlos
Bodkin    Timothy
Cabrera    Gilbert
Delkaninia Issa
Fulton    Adam
Huang    Amy
Iverson    Brandon
Kvitky    Jonathan
Licardo    Ray
Maloney    Aaron
McCaleb    Alexander
McCall    Jordan
Nguyen    Nathan
Pickslay Nathanael
Sanchez    Julio
Sierra    Michael
Silva    Matthew
Sit    Michael
Smith    Barbour
Telles    Steven
Tran    Dennis
Winters    Ryan
Yamashita Ryouhei
Zelder    Geoffrey

Nov 21

Bennie    Dustin
Boals    Justin
Brauner    Brad
Cancio    Nathaniel
Ceja Quiroz    Luis
Chainey    Benjamin
Chung    Yu
Duong    Anthony
Guan    Yu Yin
Holman    Adam
Jain    Anmol
Jones    Talon
McClenny    Jake
Moon    Dylan
Owyang    Stephanie
Palamuttam    Rahul
Petz    Jacquelynn
Porter    Marshall
Robertson    Reese
Sanchez    Benny
Scandalis    Elias
Tan    Richard
Vergara    Louie
Wong    Wai

Oral Presentation Dates:

  • Oct 1
    • Nathan Nguyen
    • Benjamin Chainey
  • Oct 3
    • Rahul Palamuttam
    • Adam Holman
  • Oct 8
    • Aaron Maloney
  • Oct 10
    • Bar Smith
    • Louie Vergara
  • Oct 15
    • Timothy Bodkin
    • Jacquelynn Petz
    • Eli Scandalis
  • Oct 17
    • Yu yin Guan
    • Anthony Duong
  • Oct 22
    • Jake McClenny
    • Dustin Bennie
    • Richard Tan
    • Jonathan Kvity
  • Oct 24
    • Adam Fulton
    • Marshall Porter
    • Ryan Winters
    • Michael Sierra
  • Oct 29
    • Talon Jones
    • Reese Robertson
    • Julio Sanchez
    • Nathaniel Cancio
  • Oct 31
    • Carlos Barajas
    • Michael Sit
    • Benny Sanchez
    • Justin Boals
  • Nov 5
    • Alexander McCaleb
    • Issa Delkaninia
    • Matthew Silva
  • Nov 7
    • Nate Pickslay
    • Travis Antonich
    • Brandon Iverson
  • Nov 12
    • Gilbert Cabrera
    • Anmol Jain
    • Stephanie Owyang
  • Nov 14
    • Brad Brauner
    • Ryouhei Yamashita
    • Wai Yin Wong
    •  Amy Huang
  • Nov 26
    • Jordan McCall
    • Ray Licardo
    • Geoff Zelder
  • Dec 3
    • Dennis Tran
    • Yu Chung
  • Dec 5


Instructors and Assistants