Technical Writing - Credit by Examination - DANTES
Earn three college semester hours credit in "Technical Writing" by
passing DANTES examination SF-820 or SG-820 with a recommended scaled score of 46 (out of 100)
using this study guide:
- Begin your study by downloading the official
for this exam. (If Thompson Prometric has moved these (again) try here.
- Assess your current readiness for the exam by reviewing the Content section and
answering the sample questions.
- Obtain materials to improve your skills in areas where you need additional
study from among the following:
- When you are ready, schedule an examination:
- Active duty (U.S.) military personnel contact your command DANTES office.
- National Guard and Reserve personnel may also be eligible for assistance.
- Others contact the College or University administering the test.
(Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support) offers
credit by examination via a group of standardized tests developed for
the voluntary education programs of the U.S. Armed Forces which have now
been made available for civilian use. The civilian tests are administered
by the Chauncey Group International
, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service.
Link to these related articles :
The bibliography below is based on the suggested preparation readings for
the DANTES tests. It has been updated from the original recommendations with respect to
current editions and changes of publisher so far as is practicable.
- Brusaw, C.T., Aired, G.J., and Oliu, W.E.
Handbook of Technical Writing. 7th. ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2003.
- Lannon, John M.
Technical Writing. 7th ed. New York: Addison Wesley, 1996.
- Markel, Michael H.
Writing in the Technical Fields : A Step-By-Step Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians New York: IEEE, 1994.
- Markel, Michael H.
Technical Communications 7th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2003.
- Mills, Gordon H. and Walter, John A.
Technical Writing. 5th ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1986.
- Olsen, Leslie A. and Huckin, Thomas N.
Technical Writing and Professional Communication. 2nd. ed New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990.
- * Pfeiffer, William S. Technical Writing 5th ed. Prentice Hall, 2003.