TechComm, Lecture 20 - Readability

TechComm Lecture - REABILITY:GENERALPRINCIPLES ,UniversityofTehran Dr.Soltanianzadeh,Dr.Rahmani Readability 2 1 2 3 Writingisreadable

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REABILITY: GENERAL PRINCIPLES Technical Communication Technical Communications, University of Tehran.   Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani
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Different types of readers Most scientists and engineers do not have the time to  read that they would like Writing is readable to the extent that it… 1. Provides the information they need 2. Is located where they can quickly find it 3. Is in a form that they can easily use All the burden is on the writer “it’s easy to make things difficult, but difficult to make things  easy” Readability Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani 2 Technical Communications, University of Tehran.   
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“Put information that is new to the reader into a  framework of information already known to the  reader.” New information Necessary ingredient of meaningful communication But if statements have only new information, they are  incomprehensible. “On big-wall Grad VIs, the second usually jumars all off-widths and  overhangs.” Basic Principle of Reability Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani 3 Technical Communications, University of Tehran.   
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Unlimited information about the world can be stored in  “long term memory”. But “active consciousness” is limited.
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