This course covers the multiple styles of presentation that are required for effective technical communication, emphasizing the ability to accurately analyze and present data and technical information in both written and oral formats. Written formats to be covered include preparation of a poster, writing SOPS/materials and methods, figures, tables and legends, and best practices for lab notebooks. Oral formats to be covered will include journal club discussion, PowerPoint and a poster presentation. Additional lectures will cover avoiding common errors in grammar and usage, accessing peer-reviewed library resources, and constructing a formatted bibliography. The course will also cover scientific vocabulary and best practices in software commonly used in technical communications, including EndNote, Track Changes in Word, and PowerPoint. Registration in MT 426 is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE only. Closed to non-majors.