TechComm, Lecture 4 - Stating Problems

TechComm, Lecture 4 - Stating Problems - 5. STATING...

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Unformatted text preview: 5. STATING PROBLEMS: WRITING INTRODUCTIONS Technical Communication Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani Technical Communications, University of Tehran. Introducing a problem Knowing how to state a problem is critical to the writing process Necessary for Abstracts Introductions Analysis of results Reviews 2 Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani Technical Communications, University of Tehran. Cognitive dissonance (Festinger, 1957) Stating introductions as conflict is a strong communication The mind wants to eliminate chaos, worry, and psychological discomfort. A problem is a conflict between two terms – A but B . Term types Fact Value Belief Expectation Perception Ex: “ Belief A” conflicts with “ perception B” Our new stereo system must appeal to that teenage market [belief A ] However, it apparently does not appeal to this important market [perception B ] Psychology of “Problems” A Fact, value, belief, expectation or perception but But, however, although, in contrast, in spite of B Fact, value, belief, expectation or perception 3 Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani Technical Communications, University of Tehran. Stating problems – Audience dependent...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2010 for the course ECE TECHCOMM taught by Professor Prof.soltanianzdeh during the Spring '10 term at Shahid Beheshti University.

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TechComm, Lecture 4 - Stating Problems - 5. STATING...

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