Unlike generic technical writing courses, this petroleum-specific class will focus on upstream jargon and oil industry writing standards following the SPE Style Guide. Developed for engineers and geoscientists, this course starts by defining the parts of speech as building blocks, then teaches students how to use them correctly to build strong sentences, paragraphs, and documents that are clear, concise, and correct. Grammar, usage, capitalization, and punctuation rules are illustrated using good and bad writing examples taken from real-life oil industry writings. Microsoft Word tips for formatting text, figures, tables, and equations will be shared, along with editing and proofreading techniques for polishing the final product. Sprinkled throughout will be funny typos to make you LOL, and a useful workbook will be provided to remind you of the rules and give you an opportunity to practice them in class.